Joe Boyd Wright
Joe, approximately 1963; Age at the time of disappearance: -progression to an unknown Age at the time of disappearance:
Date reported missing : 04/30/1963
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Runaway
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 16 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7, 120 - 150 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A khaki suit.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Joe has a scar on his left arm.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Joe was last seen on April 30, 1983. Although he was reported missing in Shreveport, Louisiana, he lived in the 400 block of Richmond Street in Delhi, Louisiana at the time of his disappearance. When he left home in Delhi, he said he was going to change his name and "never come back" and that his family would never be able to find him. He has never been heard from again.
Joe has thirteen siblings, and one of his sisters stated he was in trouble often and felt unhappy at home. There has been no indication of his whereabouts since 1963.
Other information and links : ncy
Shreveport Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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