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Joe Taylor Vaughn

Missing Person Case September 2021

Vaughn, approximately 2005

Date reported missing : 07/17/2005

Missing location (approx) :
Vancleave, Mississippi
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Ethnicity :
Age at the time of disappearance: 23 years old
Height / Weight : 6'1 - 6'2, 150 - 170 pounds
Medical conditions : Vaughn has a history of drug abuse, and his father stated he was depressed at the time of his disappearance.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Vaughn's nickname is Jobe.

Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Vaughn was last seen in Vancleave, Mississippi on July 17, 2005. His father dropped him off at a pond near Old River Road Loop so he could go fishing. He was supposed to use a nearby neighbor's phone to call his father when he wanted to be picked up, but he never called and has never been heard from again.
Authorities stated they believe Vaughn met with foul play and is now deceased, and that several of his relatives and close friends are suspects in his case. His disappearance remains unsolved.

Other information and links : ncy

Jackson County Sheriff's Office

September 2021 updates and sources

The Biloxi Sun-Herald
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The Mississippi Press

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