North American Missing Persons Network
Travis John Killen

Above Image: Killen

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 23, 1997, from Aztec, San Juan County, New Mexico
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: January 19, 1979
  • Age: 18
  • Height: 5'10"-5'11"
  • Weight: 148-150 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Light Brown
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Scars on inner right arm
    near elbow. Scar on right index finger as the result of previous
    stitches and on both earlobes from multiple piercings. Unknown
    tattoos on left shoulder and on right hand.
  • Clothing: Black tank top, blue or black work jeans and black
    tennis shoes.
  • NCIC Number: M-087642160
  • Case Number: 1997-00029378

  • Details of Disappearance
    Killen left his residence near US 550 in Flora Vista, New Mexico on November 23, 1997. He was driving his gray 1983 Ford Escort at the time.

    The vehicle was discovered abandoned on Navajo 36 near the Chaco River in a dirt water culvert on November 24, 1997, the day after Travis disappeared. Foul play is suspected.

    Killen was friends with convicted murderer Robert Fry who is is serving three consecutive life sentences for the 1996 Eclectic homicides and the 1998 murder of Donald Tsosie, 41, of Ganado, Arizona. Fry has not beene ruled out as a suspect in the disappearance and presumed homicide of Killen.

    He is also being looked at in the the disappearance of Pernell Tewangonitewa. Tewangonitewa was last seen May 29, 1998, leaving Gator's Bar in Farmington, where Fry was a bouncer. It is believed Fry was the last person to see Tewangonitewa alive.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    San Juan County Sheriff's Department
    (505) 334-8477
    (505) 334-6622

    Source Information
    New Mexico Survivors of Homicide Inc
    Child Quest International
    Criminal Justice PhD
    Daily Times, The (Farmington, NM) - Sunday, January 23, 2005