National Hispanic Heritage Month: Gustavo Machado

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month I’m featuring a Hispanic missing person every day from September 15 to October 15. Today’s case is Gustavo Machado, a 44-year-old biracial black/Hispanic man.

Machado suffers from severe mental illness and was a patient at the now-defunct Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital in Morris Plains, New Jersey when he initially disappeared in 1992. He was 33 years old. He resurfaced in Paterson, New Jersey on November 13, 2003, where I guess he was arrested; the photo taken of him at that time looks like a mug shot. He hasn’t been seen since.

Machado has a lot of tattoos, including several of writing in Spanish. If he’s still alive he’d be 60 years old and, probably, still living underground.

One thought on “National Hispanic Heritage Month: Gustavo Machado

  1. Patrick Kerrigan September 27, 2019 / 10:50 am

    I like that he disappeared in 1992. Then he gets arrested in 2003, and he is still missing. I guess the authorities must have not decided to check him through NCIC. I wonder what he was arrested for and if he appeared in court.

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