Joseph Frank Thomas Jr.
Thomas, approximately 2000
Date reported missing : 12/10/2000
Missing location (approx) :
Battle Ground, Washington
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 09/27/1962 (58)
Age at the time of disappearance: 38 years old
Height / Weight : 6'2 - 6'3, 225 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A black and white pinstriped shirt, a black Carhartt jacket, Levi's jeans and black cold weather boots.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Thomas's left arm was broken when he was a child and it hangs crookedly as a result. His nickname is Joe.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Thomas was last seen in Battle Ground, Washington on December 10, 2000. He left home to run an errand and has never been heard from again. He was reported missing four days later. The vehicle he was driving was a brown and white 1987 Isuzu Trooper with the Washington license plate number 4A02962; the tags were only temporary. It has never been located.
Thomas has a history of methamphetamine use and theft, and he has outstanding warrants for his arrest, but police believe he was a homicide victim. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Clark County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
Washington State Missing Persons Information
North American Missing Persons Network
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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October 12, 2004. January 21, 2017; Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.