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Joseph Lawrence Scott

Missing person located July 2020
Missing person located July 2020
Missing person located July 2020

Scott, approximate photo date 2009 Age-progression to an unknown age Drawings of Scott's tattoos

Missing since: 11/04/2009

Missing location: Pala, California

Type of missing case: Missing

Gender: Male

Ethnic group: Native American

Date of Birth: 01/24/1950 (70)

Age at time of disappearance: 49 years old

Height / Weight: 5'10 - 6'2, 140 - 200 pounds

Description, clothing, tattoos, other identifying markings: A black t-shirt and black or blue Levi's pants.

Other characteristics: 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.

Details at time of disappearance: 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 case information

Agency in charge: San Diego County Sheriff's Department
Other information: California Attorney General's Office
Indian Country's Missing
Voice of America News
Psychic detective links: https://briansprediction.com/missing/

Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated November 14, 2019 age-progression added, details of disappearance updated.