Blake W. Slaughter
Slaughter, approximately 2017
Date reported missing : 08/03/2017
Missing location (approx) :
Edgewood, New Mexico
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 56 years old
Height / Weight : 6'0 - 6'1, 175 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A tan camouflAge at the time of disappearance: -print jacket, a blue long-sleeved Levi's shirt, Levi's jeans, black cowboy boots, a black cowboy hat and a large silver bEthnicity : let on his right wrist.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Gray hair, green eyes. Slaughter may have a mustache. His left ear is pierced. He wears eyeglasses with clear lenses and brown metal frames.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Slaughter was last seen camping in the national forestÂ east of McGaffey and southwest of Thoreau, near Cottonwood Canyon in Edgewood, New Mexico, on August 3, 2017. He walked away from his campsite and the other campers and never returned. He was familiar with the area and often went there.
A search and rescue mission turned up no indication of Slaughter's whereabouts. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
New Mexico State Police
September 2021 updates and sources
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