Joey Gale Ledlow
Ledlow, approximately 2000; Ledlow's tattooed arms.
Date reported missing : 08/22/2000
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 04/29/1961 (60)
Age at the time of disappearance: 39 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 160 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A t-shirt and blue Levi's jeans.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, green eyes. Ledlow may have a mustache, beard or a goatee. He has several tattoos, including a Grim Reaper on his right wrist, a chicken with a noose on his leg, the phrase "Joey + Shelly" on his chest, a bull on his abdomen, a Native American woman on his left forearm and a clock on his upper left arm. Photos of some of his tattoos are posted with this case summary. Ledlow may use the first name Joseph, and his nickname is Carolina.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Ledlow was left his workplace at 24th Street and Roosevelt in Phoenix, Arizona at approximately 2:30 p.m. on August 22, 2000. He was last seen on 24th Street shortly thereafter. He has never been heard from again.
His vehicle was discovered abandoned in the desert in Avondale, twenty miles west of Phoenix, sometime during September 2000. There was no sign of Ledlow at the scene. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Phoenix Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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