ABQ man missing for nearly 2 weeks in Pecos Wilderness

Brittany Costello
November 19, 2017 10:16 PM

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY, N.M. – New Mexico State Police say they are searching for a missing 50-year-old man who was last seen Nov. 7 near Pecos.


Stanley Vigil was “hunting with his family near Barrillas Peak, east of Pecos” on that day, according to state police.

“We have searched every single day,” said Darcy Vigil, Stanley’s sister. “We're not going to stop searching until we find him.”

Vigil is Hispanic, stands 5-feet-10-inches tall, weighs about 200 pounds and has hazel eyes with short brown hair. He was wearing a yellow vest, long-sleeved blue wrangler shirt and blue jeans when he disappeared, state police say.

“He's a strong man and I know he knows how to survive on his own,” said Darcy Vigil.  “I’m just hoping that we can find him.”

She said there is no doubt he could navigate the rough terrain and do what he needed to make it on his own. But even so, it was a relief when she says a homeowner near San Juan told his family Stanley had come to their door nearly 24 hours after vanishing.

“They said, ‘Yes, there was a man that came asking for help. He said he was stuck in Barillas and needed help,’” Darcy Vigil said.  “All she said was, ‘We didn't want to help him because we saw a gun.’”

Stanley Vigil hasn't been seen since. Described as a loving man who dedicated his life to his family and children, Darcy is still hanging on to hope.

“I just hope and pray he comes home soon.”

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Vigil is urged to call state police at 505-827-9300.


Brittany Costello

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