Lawson, approximately 2000
Date reported missing : 08/02/2000
Missing location (approx) :
New Orleans, Louisiana
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 05/27/1979 (42)
Age at the time of disappearance: 21 years old
Height / Weight : 5'11 - 6'2, 150 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A gray shirt, gray shorts and light-colored sneakers.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Lawson has four gold teeth in the upper front part of his jaw. He has a surgical scar on the left side of his neck and a scar on his left cheek. He has the following tattoos: the name "Parmala" on his left hand, his nickname "Tony" on his neck and the name "P. Lawson" on his right forearm.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Lawson was last seen in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 2, 2000. He lived with his father and a friend in the 4000 block of Banks Street. On August 1, Lawson's father was just leaving the house when Lawson came home to change clothes and said he was probably going out again.
When his father came back later that night, Lawson was gone. After Lawson's father went to work the next morning, however, Lawson came home, changed clothes again and left. He has never been heard from again.
Lawson left behind two young children. He worked at his father's businesses, Metro Painting and Metro Moving, at the time of his disappearance and his father stated he tended to stay in the same neighborhood where he lived. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
New Orleans Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Louisiana Repository for Unidentified & Missing People
October 12, 2004. May 3, 2016; .