Written by Lieutenant Mark Soriano 04/01/2022
UPDATE: CANCEL SILVER ALERT – Joseph Stearman has been located and is safe. For more information, please contact the Luna County Sheriff’s Office.
Deming, NM -The following is information for the distribution of a Silver Alert from the Luna County Sheriff’s Office. Please refer all media inquiries to the Luna County Sheriff’s Office at (575) 546-0354.
The Luna County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Joseph Stearman a Caucasian male, seventy-six-year-old, six-feet-one-inches tall, weighing 180 pounds, with hazel eyes, and white hair. On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at around midnight, the Luna County Sheriff’s Office made contact with Mr. Stearman who was at a checkpoint in Columbus, New Mexico. Mr. Stearman resides in Arizona and has no family in New Mexico. Deputies escorted Mr. Stearman to the Motel 6 located at 4601 East Pine in Deming, New Mexico where they put him up for the night until his family arrived from Arizona. Deputies went back to the Motel 6 this morning to conduct a welfare check on Mr. Stearman and he along with his vehicle were gone. Mr. Stearman was last seen wearing a brown long sleeve shirt and blue jeans. Mr. Stearman is driving a tan or grey 2011 Chevrolet HHR bearing Arizona license plate V5L3T. Mr. Stearman is missing and is believed to be in DANGER if not located.
Anyone with any information regarding this New Mexico Silver Alert is asked to call the Luna County Sheriff’s Office or 911.
Joseph Stearman Pictured