Steven V. Romero
North American Missing Persons Network
Steven V. Romero

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Above Images: Romero, circa 2008

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 18, 2008 from Magdalena, Socorro County, New Mexico
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: July 22, 1946
  • Age: 61
  • Height: 6'2"-6'3"
  • Weight: 175-185 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Gray
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: Hispanic
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Has a gray beard and wears glasses.
  • Medical Conditions: Mr. Romero has mild adult-onset muscular
    dystrophy and he walks with an odd gait.
  • Clothing: Possibly wearing jeans and T-shirts or long-sleeved <
    sweatshirts. Possibly carrying a blue backpack and wearing a hat.
  • Case Number: 08-079275

  • Details of Disappearance
    Steven was last seen on April 14, 2008, he had told family members that he was going to Albuquerque. Family members in Albuquerque had expected him Monday, but he did not show up. He filled up his blue Ford truck in Socorro on Monday, April 14. That same day he made an ATM deposit and withdrawal at 2 p.m. at a bank in Albuquerque on Lomas Boulevard. Later on Monday he filled up his tank in Grants. On Tuesday, April 15, he ate either breakfast or lunch in Grants.

    On Friday April 15, 2008, his truck was found abandoned on N.M. 117 near Mile Marker 35. The parked pickup was at mile marker 35 on Highway 117, which runs adjacent to El Malpais National Monument. His truck was facing south, parked off the west side of the road. The truck was drivable when he left it. His baseball cap, a bag of food and his walking stick were left in the truck. His blue backpack, identification and GPS and his truck keys were missing. It is possible that he hiked into the lava fields of the El Malpais National Monument as his truck was found about 300 yards south of a trailhead and parking area. Romero is an avid hiker and has always taken his dog along on hikes. No sign of Steven was found around or near the truck no one has seen or heard from him since. His credit cards and bank accounts have not been used since his disappearance. A check of his residence showed no evidence of anything out of the ordinary.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    New Mexico State Police
    Sgt. Craig Vandiver
    505-287-4377/505-287-4141 24 hour hotline
    New Mexico Department of Public Safety

    Source Information
    New Mexico Department of Public Safety