Man missing after car found at Gorge Bridge

The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge has ten suicide call boxes.

New Mexico State Police are looking for 20-year-old Juan Munoz of Ranchos de Taos after his car and belongings were found parked by the Río Grande Gorge Bridge Sunday (Feb. 21). Around 3 p.m. officers were made aware that Munoz had not shown up to his job with the National Guard. Relatives of Munoz said they had not seen him since Saturday night (Feb. 22).

According to a statement from the New Mexico State Police, search dogs were brought in and “confirmed that Munoz’s scent was on the bridge.” State police used drones to search for Munoz below the bridge and several miles downstream. The NMSP dive team was also brought in, but “they were unable to get any of their equipment into the water,” due to low water levels, said the statement. The case is still under investigation.

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(2) comments

Ramona Gault

This is so tragic. Bridges can be retrofitted with barriers that make jumping extremely difficult, if not impossible.

Robert Andreoli

Doesn't stop suicides, they just go somewhere else. fact of life is people who are serious about suicide succeed one way or another and don't advertise their intentions.

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