Find Missing Martin Alan Gentry!

Missing Young Man, Suspicious Disappearance, Unidentified Female, Cold Case

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Find Missing Martin Alan Gentry!

Find Missing Martin Alan Gentry!
Find Missing Martin Alan Gentry!

Find missing Martin Alan Gentry!
He is missing from his home.
At home he received a call from an unidentified female.
He planned to meet her at a gas station and smoke marijuana.
He was never seen again.
This all happened over 32 years ago.
Where is Martin Alan Gentry?

Find Missing Martin Alan Gentry!

Find Missing Martin Alan Gentry! Martin Alan Gentry has been missing since July 20, 1986. Gentry is missing from Sacramento, California. Martin Alan Gentry is classified as an endangered missing person. His year of birth is 1962. At the time of his disappearance, Gentry was 23 years old. His current age is 56 to 57 years old. Martin Alan Gentry is a Caucasian male. He is described as 6’0″ tall and 170 to 190 pounds at the time of his disappearance. His hair is described as dark brown and his eyes are green.

When he was last seen, Gentry was wearing a blue sweatshirt, brown corduroy pants, tan shoes, a Harley Davidson baseball cap, and an Indian head nickel pendant on a silver neck chain. A photograph of the pendant is posted with this case summary.

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Martin Alan Gentry’s Pendant

Find Missing Martin Alan Gentry!

Gentry has a tattoo of a horse’s head on his upper right arm. And he has a tattoo of a cross and a rose on his upper left arm. One of his upper front teeth was turning black at the time of his disappearance, and another tooth had been pulled and replaced with an implant. He usually has a mustache, and his hair was shoulder-length at the time of his disappearance. His nickname is Marty.

Find Missing Martin Alan Gentry!

Martin Alan Gentry was last seen at his Sacramento, California residence. He was seen at approximately 3:00 P.M. on July 20, 1986. He received a phone call from a woman, changed his clothes, and left the house. He planned to meet the woman at a Circle K store and go buy marijuana. He never returned.

His mother reported him missing six days after his disappearance. By then, the police had already gotten an anonymous tip that he had been shot to death.

In 1989, Gentry’s best friend, Joseph Allen Stanley, was charged with his murder. When he was interviewed by detectives in 1986, Stanley had claimed he was forced at gunpoint to lure Gentry from his home. And he witnessed Gentry’s shooting death by an unknown individual off Prairie City Road in Sacramento.

Christina Rose Allen was his girlfriend at the time. She told investigators that Stanley told her he had shot Gentry in the chest shortly after his disappearance.

Allen was 17 years old at the time of Gentry’s alleged murder. She had initially lied to authorities and claimed she knew nothing about Gentry’s case; she says she did this because she was afraid of Stanley and was still in love with him, and because she was afraid she would also be charged in Gentry’s case.

Allen subsequently failed a polygraph test and stopped cooperating with the investigation until 1989, when she came forward with her information.

Stanley was tried twice for Gentry’s murder in 1990. Both times the jury could not reach a verdict and the judge declared a mistrial. After the second trial, authorities elected not to prosecute Stanley again. Gentry’s remains had never been found.

Find Missing Martin Alan Gentry!

Martin Alan Gentry has been missing for over 32 years. The suspect in his case has been tried twice, with no verdict being reached, the legal route is probably not going to bring resolution in this case. The only justice for Martin and peace for his family lie in actually find Gentry. What actually happened to Gentry? Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Martin Alan Gentry? Do you have any information concerning the person (s) responsible for his disappearance?

If you have any information, you may contact:

Agency Name: Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department
Agency Contact Person: Deputy Sheriff Paige Kneeland
Agency Phone Number: 916-874-1751
Agency E-Mail:
Agency Case Number: 86-067001

NCIC Case Number: M-604622127
NamUs Case Number: 7109

Martin Alan Gentry has a detailed Doe Network profile. Click here to learn more.
Martin Alan Gentry has a National Missing Persons Directory profile. Click here to view it.
The above information is found on Martin Alan Gentry’s Charley Project Page. I have adapted and remixed it. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 4.0 International License.
Martin Alan Gentry has a NamUs profile. The images are courtesy of this profile. Click here to view it.

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