Hector Lorenzo Martinez Jr.
Martinez, approximately 2008
Date reported missing : 08/12/2008
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 06/21/1976 (45)
Age at the time of disappearance: 32 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7, 250 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A gray t-shirt and blue jeans.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Native American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Martinez has the following tattoos: the words "Brown Pride" on the back of his forearm, the words "Trust No Man" in vertical Chinese script on his neck, three dots near his left eye, and the names "Martinez", "Careago" and Peshlakai" on his chest.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Martinez was last seen leaving his brother's home in the 500 block of west University Drive and getting on the red line bus in Mesa, Arizona, en route to an unknown destination, on August 12, 2008. He has never been heard from again.
It's uncharacteristic of Martinez to leave without warning. He had a volatile relationship with his girlfriend at the time of his disappearance; she allegedly ran over his foot during an argument the day before he vanished. Few details are available in his case.
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Mesa Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Mesa Police Department
The Arizona Republic
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