The Doe Network:
Case File 2025DMNM


Michael James Gaughan
Missing since July 20, 1975 from El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: October 10, 1957
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 17 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'7"; 135 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Brown, possibly neck-length hair; green eyes.
  • Scars: "zig zag" shaped scar on left forearm.
  • Dentals: He has a chipped front tooth.
  • DNA: Available
  • AKA: Mike

Circumstances of Disappearance
Gaughan was last heard from when he made a long distance phone call to his parents in New Mexico at 07:15 from El Paso, Texas on July 20, 1975.
He advised them he had car trouble and would be home later. This call was made from a pay telephone booth. Two days later, July 22, at approximately 15.45, the vehicle Mike had been driving was found abandoned in the desert, west of Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Mike has not been seen nor heard from since the morning he called home. Foul play is possible.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Dona Ana County (N.M.) Sheriff's Department

Local Case Number: 201006925/NamUs MP# 4615

NCMEC Number: NCMC1157567

Source Information:
The Family of Michael James Gaughan

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