Family increases reward for missing Four Corners man

Posted at: 10/15/2012 5:58 PM
Updated at: 10/15/2012 7:33 PM
By: Liz Lastra, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Photo: Irvin Rangel
Photo: Irvin Rangel

It has been almost ten months since a Four Corners man disappeared.

Patricia and Martin Rangel's 23-year-old son, Irvin, has been missing since January.

“Somebody has to know something or somebody has to have seen something," Martin said.

Irvin disappeared after driving from Durango to Farmington with a friend.

San Juan County Sheriff deputies discovered his car south of Farmington with the door wide open. Irvin's blood was in the backseat.

His friend's body, identified as Michael Decoteau, was found a short distance away. Decoteau was shot to death.

“I cannot describe in words my feeling. My pain. My frustration," Irvin’s mother said.

Searches for Irvin have stopped as the weeks have now turned into months. Now, Irvin's parents do not think the sheriff's department is doing enough.

“Honestly I don't feel too much help from them…honestly," said Patricia.

The sheriff's department said the case is still open, but with no new leads, there is not much they can do right now.

Irvin's parents have upped the reward from $30,000 to $50,000 for information that will help them find their son.

“Please…please, if you know something about my son...let us know," said an emotional Patricia.

If you know anything about Irvin Rangel’s disappearance you can contact the San Juan County Sheriff’s department.

You can also contact the family at (970) 570-9964.