Albuquerque man missing

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The Socorro County Sheriff's Department, New Mexico State Police, and Search and Rescue volunteers are searching for an Albuquerque man who went missing over the weekend.

SCSD Deputy Ed Sweeney said Robert L. Clark, 67, of Albuquerque, went into the wilderness west of Magdalena on Friday and no one has seen him since. Deputies found Clark's vehicle but not him.

SCSD Undersheriff Les Torres said Clark owns land in the Apache Springs Ranch area, several miles northeast of the intersection of state Highway 169 and forest Road 123. Clark reportedly left Albuquerque late Friday morning to go to the property and was supposed to return by Sunday.

Torres said a woman friend of Clark called SCSD on Monday morning after Clark did not return to Albuquerque as expected. Deputies went to the property and found Clark's vehicle near the cabin he's been building, but no Clark. They tracked Clark's footprints from that location for 3 miles, but were unable to find anything before darkness fell. PHI Air Medical also sent a helicopter to fly over the area, but they were unsuccessful in finding anything.

Torres said the sheriff's department contacted NMSP to activate SAR teams. On Tuesday, he said NMSP's helicopter was searching for Clark, as well as SAR volunteers and sheriff's deputies.

Sweeney said Clark was likely missing since Friday night as his diabetes and other medications hadn't been taken on Saturday. Torres said Clark's health is a significant concern under the circumstances.

Torres said no new information is available on Dallas Apache, a man reported missing about mid-September. Apache was last seen walking up state Highway 169 in May but his uncle recently contacted the sheriff's department for help to locate him. Family members are concerned because Apache's cellphone and wallet reportedly turned up without him.

Anyone with information about missing should call the Socorro County Sheriff's Department at 575-835-0941.