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Joseph Lawrence Scott

Missing Person Case September 2021

Missing Person Case September 2021

Missing Person Case September 2021

Missing Person Case September 2021

Missing Person Case September 2021

Scott, approximately 2009; Age at the time of disappearance: -progression to an unknown Age at the time of disappearance: ; Drawings of Scott's tattoos

Date reported missing : 11/04/2009

Missing location (approx) :
Pala, California
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Male
Ethnicity :
Native American

DOB : 01/24/1950 (71)
Age at the time of disappearance: 49 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10 - 6'2, 140 - 200 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A black t-shirt and black or blue Levi's pants.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Native American male. Brown hair, green eyes. Scott may use the last name Hawk. His nicknames are Joe and Pookie. He has a bald spot on the back of his head and he normally wears his hair in a ponytail. Scott has tattoos of the words "S.A.C. Luiseno Indian" and a Native American person's head on his arms; drawings of these tattoos are posted with this case summary. He is a member of the San Luiseno Indian tribe.

Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Scott was last seen on November 4, 2009. He lived in Pala, California at the time of his disappearance, and was known to frequent casinos in San Diego County and Riverside County. He rode a bicycle for transportation.
Scott's cousin went to check on him at the trailer where he lived after no one saw or heard from him in several days and he didn't collect his Christmas bonus from the tribal hall. No one answered her knocks on the door, so she called the tribal police, who refused to break into the trailer until she got the tribal chairman to act. When law enforcement finally broke inside, the trailer was deserted.
Scott was reportedly sighted in Tijuana, Mexico in 2015, but his current whereabouts are unknown and few details are available in his case.

Other information and links : ncy

San Diego County Sheriff's Department

September 2021 updates and sources

California Attorney General's Office
A missing person is a person who has disappeared and whose status as alive or dead cannot be confirmed as their location and condition are not known. A person may go missing through a voluntary disappearance, or else due to an accident, crime, death in a location where they cannot be found (such as at sea), or many other reasons. In most parts of the world, a missing person will usually be found quickly. While criminal abductions are some of the most widely reported missing person cases, these account for only 2–5% of missing children in Europe. By contrast, some missing person cases remain unresolved for many years. Laws related to these cases are often complex since, in many jurisdictions, relatives and third parties may not deal with a person's assets until their death is considered proven by law and a formal death certificate issued. The situation, uncertainties, and lack of closure or a funeral resulting when a person goes missing may be extremely painful with long-lasting effects on family and friends. Several organizations seek to connect, share best practices, and disseminate information and imAge at the time of disappearance: s of missing children to improve the effectiveness of missing children investigations, including the International Commission on Missing Persons, the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), as well as national organizations, including the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in the US, Missing People in the UK, Child Focus in Belgium, and The Smile of the Child in Greece.
Indian Country's Missing
Voice of America News

October 12, 2004. November 14, 2019; Age at the time of disappearance: -progression added, Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.