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Find Missing Joel Akridge!

Find Missing Joel Akridge!

Find missing Joel Akridge!
He has been missing for almost three years.
He is missing with special needs.
It isn’t like him to disappear.
Where is Joel Akridge?

Find Missing Joel Akridge!

Find missing Joel Akridge! Joel Akridge has been missing since March 28, 2015. He is missing from Columbus, Georgia. Joel Akridge is classified as an endangered missing person. His year of birth is unavailable. At the time of his disappearance, Joel was 52 years old. His current age is 55 years old. Joel Akridge is a Caucasian male. His hair is brown and his eyes are brown. Akridge is described as 5’11” tall and 200 pounds. Akridge’s nickname is Joe. Akridge is mildly mentally disabled and reads at a third-grade level. He takes prescription medication for a his heart condition. And he doesn’t have his medicine with him.

When he was last last seen, Akridge was wearing a black t-shirt with a wrestling logo on the front. He wore blue jeans, black or blue shoes and a straw hat.

Find Missing Joel Akridge!

Joel Akridge was last seen in Columbus, Georgia. He was last seen on March 28, 2015. He left his home in the 5800 block of Valleybrook Road. Joel left to walk to the dollar store. It was located in the area of Buena Vista Road and Amber Drive. He never returned and has never been heard from again. Akridge went to the dollar store by himself on a daily basis. But he was always home by the end of the day. His case remains unsolved. Information in his case is limited.

Find Missing Joel Akridge!

Joel Akridge has been missing for almost three years. There have been no tips or leads providing his family with clues as to what could have happened to him. There is something called special needs wandering. There is no evidence that Akridge had wandered. And even if he had, he would have been found in in days, weeks, or months. Accident victims can’t cover up their accidents or hide evidence. Police have never named a suspect or even a person of interest. Has Joel Akridge become a crime victim? His disappearance was unlike him. Someone (s) has information that can help bring to Joel’s family, friends, and community some peace. Akridge’s family are putting up a cash reward of their own.

Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Joel Akridge? Do you have information concerning the person (s) responsible for his disappearance? If you have any information, please contact the Columbus Police Department at: (706) 225-4260. Any information regarding Akrige’s whereabouts can also be reported to the Columbus Police Department Bureau of Investigative Services at (706) 653–3400. Or contact: (706) 653–3449. The public may also call 911 with information.

This article discusses Joel Ackridge’s family and their agony over his disappearance. Click here to and learn more.

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The above information can be found on Joel Ackridge’s Charley Project Page. I have adapted and remixed it. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 4.0 International.

The above image is courtesy of Joel Ackridge’s NamUs Database.


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