North American Missing Persons Network
Darlene Marie Trujillo

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Above Image: Trujillo, circa 2001

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 4, 2001 from Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: n/a
  • Age: 20
  • Height: 5'5"; (65")
  • Weight: 130 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White / Hispanic
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Her hair is brown with blonde highlights.
    Piercing scars on one of her lips and on her right eyebrow. Tattoos: name "Chris"
    on left wrist; name "Fran" on right wrist; red and green "flower" near left thumb;
    a "spider" on left middle finger; "praying hands" with a "rosary" and on the bottom
    it that says, "Mi vida esta en sus manos" on right shoulder; two"angels" on right
    upper leg; a "flower" with vines" on back of neck; big red and green flowers on
    lower left leg.
  • Clothing: Black shirt and white pants.
  • Case Number: 01-97436; NamUs MP # 655

  • Details of Disappearance
    Trujillo was last seen in Albuquerque, New Mexico on July 4, 2001. She dropped her young son off at his grandmother's
    residence near 11th Street and northwest Headingly Avenue and asked her to watch him while she took a two-day trip to
    Arizona. Trujillo was accompanied by a Hispanic male at the time of her disappearance; he has been publicly identified
    only as Jorge. Trujillo never returned to Albuquerque. A week after she was last seen, her aunt reported her disappearance
    to police. Weeks after that, Jorge returned to Albuquerque alone. He told Trujillo's aunt that he and Trujillo did not go
    to Arizona but to Tucumcari. Jorge stated they had a fight and Trujillo left in the car they had driven, and he never saw
    her again. Jorge is wanted for questioning by police about Trujillo's disappearance. She was separated from her son's father
    at the time she went missing. Her loved ones stated it is uncharacteristic of her to abandon her child.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Albuquerque Police Department
    (505) 768-2300

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