Chad Nathan Stotz-Gomez
Stotz-Gomez, approximately 2015
Date and time person was reported missing : 07/10/2015
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 10/14/1978 (42)
Age at the time of disappearance: 36 years old
Height / Weight : 5'9, 180 - 190 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Hispanic male. Black hair, brown eyes. Stotz-Gomez has the following tattoos: barbed wire on his upper left arm, a skull with wings on his right arm, the letters "SUR" on one hand, the number 13 on the other hand, and a small cholo face on his chest.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Stotz-Gomez was last seen in Yakima, Washington on July 10, 2015. He was a transient and frequented riverside homeless camps in the Yakima area, but he maintained regular contact with his mother and other family members.
Two other young men disappeared from Yakima in the same month; one was later found alive in another state, and the other, Cody Turner, is still missing. The two men knew each other and there have been rumors that Turner's and Stotz-Gomez's disappearances are connected, but police haven't found any hard evidence of this.
The same day Stotz-Gomez disappeared, there was shooting at a homeless camp south of Harlan Landing between Yakima and Selah, Washington. The victim, a 36-year-old woman, was shot multiple times in the leg and arm. She was uncooperative with the investigation, as were other witnesses, and no arrests have been made. Police found Stotz-Gomez's DNA at the shooting scene.
The shooting may be connected to the November 2015 murder of Norma Emmerson, who was shot in the head outside East Selah, Washington. She may have been killed because she had information about a homicide committed by her ex-boyfriend, Raven Cutler.
Cutler ultimately pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 30 years in prison. He told Turner's mother he'd seen Turner and Stotz-Gomez together in downtown Yakima, but his information has not been verified.
Stotz-Gomez has previously lived in New York and Montana. He is a Level One Gender : offender and, at the time of his disappearance, was required to check in weekly with the police. His case remains unsolved.
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Yakima Police Department
Union Gap Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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