Family of missing Austin man pleading for answers
Twenty-five-year old Martin Gutierrez was last seen in the Rainey Street entertainment district early Monday between 1:00 and 2:00 am, after a night out with friends.
“They said they had gone home early. they had to work in the morning as well. Martin stayed back to get a ride and everything,” said Mitchell Gutierrez, Martin’s brother.
Mitchell says his brother's last known location was the Alibi Bar on Rainey.
“I tried to track his phone it was off, there was nothing we could find there. I tried getting into his Uber to see if maybe he got a lift home or to a friend’s, credit cards, debit cards,” said Gutierrez.
Austin police are leading the search, with the help of the parks and lake patrols, plus the Travis County Search and Rescue Team. “We are looking everywhere, anywhere out here whether it's land or sea we're looking at it. Right now we don’t have a suspicion of foul play. We don’t have a true understanding of what happened that night,” said Det. Brad Herries, Austin Police Department.
Police say Martin was wearing a black Patagonia fleece or jacket, a light green shirt, blue jeans and grey Vans sneakers. “He's got really big dimples, a wonderful smile, a scar over his right eye,” said Gutierrez, identifying traits of his brother.
The family is also offering a reward for any information that can help ease the pain of each passing minute without knowing where Martin is. “Money I feel like is no option at this point. My brother's life is priceless and we are willing to pay anything,” said Gutierrez.
If you have any information call 9-1-1 or the APD Missing Persons Unit at 512-974-5250.