Jones Maurice Martin
Martin, approximately 1987
Date reported missing : 09/11/1987
Missing location (approx) :
Moss Point, Mississippi
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 22 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10 - 6'0, 180 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A t-shirt, jeans and sneakers.
Medical conditions : Martin has been hospitalized before for depression.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Martin was last seen in Moss Point, Mississippi on September 11, 1986. He told his mother he was leaving town to do some traveling. He didn't have a vehicle and was carrying only $200 in cash when he went missing. He has never been heard from again. His mother reported him missing about a year after his disappearance.
According to his family, Martin was quiet, reclusive and self-sufficient. After his father died when he was a teenAge at the time of disappearance: r, he spent time in a psychiatric hospital because of his grief. His mother is still alive and his family hopes he can be located.
Other information and links : ncy
Moss Point Police Department
Pascagoula Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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The Clarion Ledger
Mississippi Missing and Unidentified
October 12, 2004. March 8, 2019; picture added, Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.