The Orange County Sheriff's Department is interested in chatting with Mario Urbano Carrasco Martinez, but they say the 29-year-old Laguna Niguel man is nowhere to be found.
Martinez is the registered owner of a black,1998 Nissan Maxima believed to have mowed down 20-year-old Saddleback College student Carlos Eduardo Salas on September 7. Salas was skateboarding near the intersection of Golden Lantern and Marina Hills in Laguna Niguel when he was struck from behind by the Maxima, dragged 25 to 30 feet, and left for dead. The Maxima was later found unoccupied on Sea Glen.
According to a September 29 sheriff's press release, Martinez has not returned home or shown up to work since the collision. A witness at the scene said the vehicle's driver appeared to be a Hispanic male in his mid 20's with neatly coifed hair.
Coincidentally, (or not), Martinez is male, Hispanic in his 20's with rakishly-coifed hair. The department is encouraging anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the Orange County Sheriff's Traffic Bureau at 949-425-1860. Anonymous tips can also be submitted at 855-TIP-OCCS or at crimstoppers.org.