Michael James Gaughan
North American Missing Persons Network
Michael James Gaughan

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 20, 1975 from El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: October 10, 1957
  • Age: 17
  • Height: 5'7-5'8"
  • Weight: 135-145 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Green
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Possibly some kind of homemade
    tattoo on left forearm. Chipped upper front tooth.
  • AKA: Mike
  • Case Number: 201006925

  • Details of Disappearance
    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.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Dona Ana County Sheriff's Department
    (575) 525-1911

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