Family offers $10K reward for info about missing Albuquerque man

January 25, 2019

Almost a month ago, 27-year-old Marshall Naranjo of Albuquerque vanished without a trace from a casino north of Santa Fe.

His family members, who reported him missing shortly after Christmas, are desperate for information. They’re offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to Naranjo’s whereabouts, said his brother Fidel Naranjo III.

“We’re extremely worried about him,” Fidel Naranjo said Thursday. “At this point, we’re willing to pay just to get people to come forward. We just want my brother.”

Marshall Naranjo’s family said the last time they saw him was the afternoon of Dec. 28, when he left his grandmother’s home in White Rock to head back to his Albuquerque apartment. His plan was to go to the Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino in Pojoaque, catch a shuttle to Santa Fe and then get on a Rail Runner Express train to Albuquerque.

But Naranjo never made it back to his apartment.

He hasn’t used his cellphone, hasn’t contacted anyone and hasn’t been on any social media sites since the night he disappeared, said Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Juan Ríos.

Last week, the sheriff’s office released surveillance images showing Naranjo walking through Buffalo Thunder with an unidentified man, and investigators believe Naranjo left the casino with him. The agency asked for the public’s help in finding the potential witness.

The sheriff’s office also released photos of the vehicle it believes the pair were traveling in, but the footage is too grainy to make out a license plate number or even identify the state, Ríos said.

“That witness, that individual is a key individual we want to speak with,” Ríos said.

The sheriff’s office urged anyone with information about the case, or the man Naranjo was shown with in the casino, to call detectives at 505-428-3720.

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