Harvey Dale Fernandez
Fernandez, approximately 2005
Date reported missing : 10/15/2005
Missing location (approx) :
Vadito, New Mexico
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 12/31/1973 (47)
Age at the time of disappearance: 31 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7, 140 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Either blue jeans and a t-shirt or a white polo shirt and black warm-up pants with a white stripe on the side.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Hispanic male. Black hair, brown eyes. Fernandez has a black mole above his left eyebrow and a dark brown birthmark by his right elbow.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Fernandez was last seen by his grandmother with a woman in an unknown white car at a gas station in the Vadito, New Mexico area on October 15, 2005. He had been at a party with acquaintances earlier that day. He has never been heard from again.
Few details are available in his case, but Fernandez's mother believes he's dead.
Other information and links : ncy
New Mexico State Police
September 2021 updates and sources
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New Mexico Department of Public Safety
The Taos News
October 12, 2004. March 11, 2016; Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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