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Gallup man missing, family asks for help

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The Gallup Police Department requested community help in locating Marvin James Johnson, 48, who has been missing since Sept. 5, 2016.

Johnson’s wife, Geraldine Johnson, reported him missing. She hasn’t seen her husband since 2016. She said he is an alcoholic and has often times lived on the street.

Det. Chavo Chischilly is the officer in charge of the investigation.

Gallup Police have checked the detox center, jails, hospitals, and other locations with no success. Johnson’s last reported intake at the Gallup Detox Center was in January 2016.

“We heard reports that he might be in Cortez,” Chischilly said.

Johnson’s mother and in-laws are asking for help in locating him. He has three children and was last seen leaving the Hidden Valley Apartments in Gallup wearing blue jeans, a tan and brown jacket, and white tennis shoes.

“We want to try to help the family find him. As of right now, we have no leads,” Lt. Billy Padavich said. “He has been entered into NCIC as a missing person. At this point, we’re at a loss. We can’t get any solid information on where he can be.”

If you have any information, contact the Gallup Police Department at (505) 722-2231 and ask for Detective Chavo Chischilly.

By Rick Abasta

Sun Correspondent