One man’s body found, Apache still missing
The Socorro County Sheriff’s Department, New Mexico State Police, and New Mexico Search and Rescue volunteers have ended their search for an Albuquerque man who went missing over the last weekend of September.
A news release issued by the New Mexico Search and Rescue Council on Oct. 3 states SAR volunteers, deputies and NMSP found a man’s body at 10:45 a.m. that day about 10 miles north of Magdalena on a lower hillside of Concerro Mesa.
The body was discovered on the fourth day of the search for Robert L. Clark, 67, of Albuquerque, who had property in the area. It was found about 3 miles from Clark’s car, which had been parked near forest Road 126, according to the release.
The release states the body has not been positively identified.
Sheriff Phillip Montoya said the Office of the Medical Investigator had not positively identified the body as of Wednesday.
SCSD Undersheriff Les Torres said a woman friend of Clark called SCSD on Sept. 30 after Clark did not return to Albuquerque as expected the day before. Deputies went to the property and found Clark’s vehicle near the cabin he’s been building, but no Clark.
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 Apache’s whereabouts should call the Socorro County Sheriff’s Department at 575-835-0941.