Arroyo Hondo man reported missing since April 19

His vehicles were parked outside his Arroyo Hondo residence, and his wallet was left on the kitchen table. It did not appear he took an extra set of clothes with him, according to the Taos County Sheriff’s Department missing person report.

Martin is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 176 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, green hooded pullover, black T-shirt, gray jeans and Converse tennis shoes.

Cedar Mortenson, Martin’s roommate and ex-girlfriend, as stated in the report, was one of two people who reported him missing after not seeing him for two days. She told Sgt. Gregory Trujillo she was concerned about him because he would never leave his dog alone. She said in the past he sometimes made suicidal comments and told her that he might jump off the [Río Grande] Gorge Bridge.

The other person who reported him missing was his sister, Arlene Pearson.

Mortenson told Trujillo she and her friends had taken walks searching for Martin, but no one had seen him.

Martin didn’t show up for a scheduled shift at Medley restaurant on April 21.

The sheriff worked with the family “to be sure he hadn’t made his way to Gallup to see his mother who wasn’t feeling well,” said the report.
A receipt a friend found in Martin’s wallet led the sheriff’s office to track down a video of him buying a few items April 19, 2:19 p.m. at Midtown Market and Lounge in Arroyo Hondo.

“Before the video footage of him at Midtown Lounge after lunch, he picked up trash bags at the armory. He planned to pick up trash on Earth Day,” said Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe.

Another report says a friend gave him a ride home that day and drank a beer with him.

On April 23, Taos County Sheriff’s Office searched the John Dunn Bridge area, where Martin likes to walk his dog.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Frankie Martin should contact any local enforcement agency, the Taos County Sheriff’s Office at (575) 758-2217, or Taos County Crime Stoppers at (575) 758-4258.

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