Missing Joel Mark Wells new case information posted as of May 15th 2020

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Missing Joel Mark Wells

Wells, approximate date 1994

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: January 15, 1994 from Hazard, Kentucky

Type: Endangered Missing

Date of Birth: September 2, 1972 Age at disappearance: 21 years old

Weight and Height: 6'0, 160 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Wells may go by his middle name, Mark. Clothing/Jewelry Description: A blue flannel shirt, a black denim jacket, blue jeans, a green baseball cap with a hemp plant insignia, and tan and green hiking boots.

Details of disappearance and psychic work by Brian Ladd (login to view entire case as of May 2020)


Wells was last seen in Hazard, Kentucky on January 15, 1994. He got into an argument with a group of friends. He walked away from them and went to a Burger King restaurant at Black Gold Shopping Center. Wells banged on the door of the establishment, which was in the process of closing. He appeared panicked and was acting as if someone was after him. The employees at the Burger King called the police, who arrived within minutes, but by then Wells was gone.
There was also a Wal-Mart store at the shopping center, and Wells apparently attempted to catch a ride with customers exiting the store after he was last seen at the Burger King. Tracker dogs caught his scent near the river behind the city hall, but a search of the area turned up no indication of his whereabouts.
Wells disappeared less than 24 hours after a gas station on Main Street in Hazard was robbed and its attendant shot to death. The murderer was convicted and sentenced to twenty-five years to life in prison. Authorities investigated the possibility that Wells's disappearance was related to the earlier murder, but could find no evidence to support this theory. Wells is one of fourteen children and left behind two sons. His case opened 2018 by Psychic Brian Ladd.
Kentucky State Police
Hazard Post