The Taos County Sheriff have located what they believe to be the body of Frankie Martin at the bottom of a 110-foot-ravine, north of the John Dunn Recreation area. The authorities told Santa Fe New Mexican that he appeared to have been there for a long time. There was also clothing found and a cellphone in the pants pocket. The clothing matched what Martin was wearing and the cellphone was Martin’s.
The medical examiner will make a positive identification.
Tamie Benally, one of his six sisters, said, “We are just so glad to have some type of closure.”
Frankie Martin, 25, was reported missing on April 21. He was last seen in Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico. Martin is a wild land firefighter. The Taos County Sheriff’s Office asking the public to keep an eye out for him, and if you see him to call the call the Taos County Sheriff’s Office at (575) 758-2217.
Martin’s car, wallet and keys were found at his home and video surveillance shows he went to a convenience store, Midtown Market on April 18 and walking on foot and left his car at his home. Martin is 5 feet 10 inches and weighs 176 pounds. He has black hair, and brown eyes. Martin was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, green hooded pullover, black t-shirt, grey jeans, and converse tennis shoes.
Martin had gone to the County office earlier that day because he had done some community service of collecting garbage along the road and wanted to return the bags he had left over, reports the Santa Fe New Mexican news.