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Case File 3414DMNM


Pernell Lloyd Tewangoitewa
Missing since May 29, 1998 from Farmington, San Juan County, New Mexico
Classification: Endangered Missing

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Circumstances of Disappearance
Pernell was last seen May 29, 1998 with his sister and friends at Gators Bar and Grill in Farmington, New Mexico.
According to witnesses he was seen leaving Gatorís parking lot at 01:30 and heading east on Main Street alone. He never made it home that night.

It is believed that Pernell detoured and went to a party that took place in Flora Vista, New Mexico.
On June 18, the Silver Subaru hatchback that he was driving was discovered completely burned in Choke Cherry Canyon, about five miles northwest of Farmington.

Farmington police processed the scene on June 20 and filed a missing-person report. The cause of the car fire was later determined to be arson.
The case remains unsolved, although investigators have looked at a possible connection to an alleged serial killer in the area. Although Pernell is classified as a missing person, police say they are treating the case as a homicide.

Pernell was a student at a local cosmetology school and lived with his sister at her house in Bloomfield about 10 miles southeast of Farmington.

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

Farmington Police Department
Detective Robert Perez
San Juan County Sheriff's Department
Detective Scott Charles

Source Information:
Pernell Lloyd Tewangoitewa

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