Martinez, approximately 2016
Date and time person was reported missing : 11/18/2016
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 01/23/1941 (80)
Age at the time of disappearance: 75 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6, 178 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A blue denim jacket, blue Levi's jeans. gray sneakers, and possibly a black backpack and a black baseball cap.
Medical conditions : Martinez was suffering from depression and was in the early stAge at the time of disappearance: s of dementia at the time of his disappearance.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Hispanic male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Martinez had a short graying beard at the time of his disappearance.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Martinez was last seen in Rosamond, California on November 16, 2016. He left his home driving a white 2012 Nissan Frontier crew cab pickup truck with the California license plate number 8XT3227 at 4:30 p.m.
Martinez lived with his niece at the time of his disappearance. He had said something to her about needing to speak to his boss to see if he had to work that day; his dementia had made him forget that he was retired.
His family was able to contact him by cellular phone for a few days after his disappearance. The last time they spoke to him was on November 23; he talked to a niece in South Los Angeles, California and said he was on his way there, but he never arrived and has never been heard from again.
It's possible Martinez traveled to Tucson, Arizona after his disappearance; he had previously lived there for twenty years. His disappearance remains unsolved.
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Kern County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
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