The body of oilfield worker Michael Martinez was found today by deputies searching on horseback. The cause of death is still unknown and police are investigating. His body was found in the desert, about 1.5 miles from the rig off of the road in the brush. Michael Martinez worked for Jamie’s Welding in Carlsbad NM and was last seen leaving his rig on Tuesday evening Sept 1st at 8pm. He never arrived at his home and was reported missing by family members the next morning. His family is devastated by the loss of their beloved brother and son. Michael was 27 years old and had his whole life ahead of him. We are personally speaking to the family members and will post updates on this case as they become available. For now, the family needs your prayers and kind words.
Michael Martinez – featured in the middle in photo below
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