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Joseph Benton
Date Picture Updated: 3/6/2012

Name: Joseph Brandon Benton
AKA: Joe Benton, Smokey Joe
Case Number: M1203001
Case Type: Endangered - Foul Play Possible

Height: 5' 06"
Date of Birth: 01/22/1985
Eye Color: Hazel
Race: White

Weight: 116 lbs.
Age Missing: 18
Hair Color: Black
Sex: Male

Last Seen in: Lufkin (Tyler)
State Missing From: Texas
Country Missing From: USA
Last Seen on: 01/06/2004

Circumstances: Mr. Benton, "Joe", has a small build and frequently wore a t-shirt with jeans and a ball-cap. He has a scar on the left side of his forehead and a scar under his left eye. He has a mushroom tattoo on his lower left calf, "Smokey Joe" tattooed on his left forearm, "LOVE" and "HATE" are tattooed across his knuckles on both hands, a tattoo of a cross between his right thumb and forefinger. Mr. Benton has several teeth missing and his left ear is pierced, in which he is known to wear a small gold hoop. His 1987 Ford F150 extended cab pickup was located abandoned on Parker Point Road, south of Angelina County.

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Date Picture Updated: 3/6/2012

You can contact the Missing Persons Clearinghouse at:

Missing Persons Clearinghouse
Texas Department of Public Safety

P O Box 4087
Austin, Texas 78773-0422
Phone: (512) 424-5074
Helpline: (800) 346-3243