Joseph Osell Frazier
Joseph, approximately 2007
Date reported missing : 10/24/2007
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 03/04/1990 (31)
Age at the time of disappearance: 17 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6, 135 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A black jacket and blue jeans.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Joseph may use the last name Palmer. He has three scars on his right eyebrow.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Joseph was last seen in Tukwila, Washington on October 24, 2007. He was driving a stolen vehicle with two others when the police found them. They pulled over and all three got out of the vehicle and ran.
The police quickly caught Joseph's companions, and they chased him to the banks of the Green River. When he saw them approaching, he jumped into the water and swam into the middle of the river. Witnesses saw him go under, but no one saw him resurface.
Joseph has never been heard from again. Divers searched the river, but found no sign of him. He is presumed to have drowned, but his body has never been located.
Other information and links : ncy
Tukwila Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Washington State Missing Persons Information
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October 12, 2004. November 29, 2010; Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : updated.