Case Information

Missing
Michael
James
Gaughan
Mike
1157567
July 20, 1975 07:15
01/08/2010
17 to 17 years old
Unknown DOB
White
Male
67.0 to 68.0
135.0 to 145.0

Circumstances

El Paso
Texas
El Paso
Seventeen year old Michael Gaughan was last heard from when he made a long distance phone call from El Paso, TX to his parents in New Mexico at 7:15AM on July 20, 1975. He informed them he had car trouble and would be home later. This call was made from a pay telephone booth. Two days later, July 22, at approximately 3:45PM, the vehicle Gaughan had been driving was found abandoned in the desert, west of Las Cruces, New Mexico. There was no sign of Gaughan at the scene. He has not been seen or heard from since the morning he called home.

Physical

Brown
neck-length
Green
Green


Possibly some kind of homemade tattoo on left forearm
chipped upper front tooth

Medical

Clothing and Accessories


Transportation Methods

Dental

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DNA

Guidelines for Collection of DNA
Sample submitted - Tests complete

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Investigating Agency

Sergeant
John
Lovelace
(575) 525-1911
201006925
County
Dona Ana County Sheriff's Department
845 North Motel Boulevard
Las Cruces
New Mexico
88007

Reports

Contacts

Case Manager

Michael
Dunlop
1-800-843-5678

Regional Administrator

Brenda
Galarza
namus@ncmec.org
703-837-6276