MP of the week: Wilbert Martin

This week’s featured missing person is Wilbert Martin, a Navajo Indian who vanished from tiny Klagetoh, Arizona nine years ago. I don’t have much info on his disappearance, but he was mentally handicapped and his family believes he could be institutionalized in Arizona or New Mexico and may not know his identity. Wilbert has several distinguishing characteristics, including screws or pins in his knee and on both sides of his jaw, possibly a metal plate in his head, and multiple scars.

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4 thoughts on “MP of the week: Wilbert Martin

  1. NH January 8, 2014 / 10:18 am

    I do wonder why he had do many injuries. Perhaps he was abused and needed to get away. But certainly any local hospital would have recognized him.

  2. Angie January 8, 2014 / 12:39 pm

    I agree with NH, I think if he was in a hospital or institution they would be putting every resource forward to try to find out who he was (insurance companies are fairly money-hungry, after all). In the cases I’ve seen where someone turns up at a hospital with no identity, the hospital is pretty keen to get the word out (like in that Edith Allen case that got resolved a few months ago). I suspect he either became homeless or got lost in a remote area and died there.

  3. Cris January 8, 2014 / 6:05 pm

    He probably got lost in the desert.. Happens all the time in Az.

  4. Kat January 9, 2014 / 6:56 pm

    injuries could be car accident related, in which case his medical records should be accessable to the medical people at least.

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