Missing Since: July 20, 1975 from El Paso, Texas
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date of Birth: October 10, 1957
Age: 17 years old
Height and Weight: 5'7, 135 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, green eyes. Gaughan has a chipped tooth and a zig-zag shaped scar on his left forearm. His nickname is Mike.

Details of Disappearance

Gaughan was last heard from when he made a long distance phone call to his parents in New Mexico from a phone booth El Paso, Texas at 7:15 a.m. on July 20, 1975. He told them he had car trouble and would be home later. He has never been heard from again. Two days later, the vehicle Gaughan had been driving was found abandoned in the desert west of Las Cruces, New Mexico. There was no sign of Gaughan at the scene. Foul play is possible in his case, which remains unsolved. New Mexico police are investigating.

Investigating Agency
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Dona Ana County Sheriff's Department


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