North American Missing Persons Network
Stephen Mitchell Adams

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Above Image: Adams, circa 2004

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 13, 2004 from Tehlequah, Cherokee County, Oklahoma
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: August 4, 1978
  • Age: 26
  • Height: 5'7
  • Weight: 200 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: Native/White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: May have a beard.
  • Medical Conditions: Has a medical condition that requires
    prescription medicine.
  • Clothing: Black t-shirt, jeans, carrying a dark-colored bookbag.
  • AKA: Steven Mitchell Adams; Stephan
  • NCIC Number: M-144557851
  • Case Number: 2004-1214

  • Details of Disappearance
    Adams disappeared the morning of December 13, 2004 after taking an exam at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. Adams' girlfriend called him at 11:07 am, and he told her he was giving a man a ride to Keys, south of Tehlequah. Witnesses report he was last seen at a store in the Cookson area and he was alone.

    Adams was supposed to go to his mother's house in Webbers Falls that day, but failed to arrive at her home. He also failed to show up for work that evening.

    Adams was involved in a custody battle and missed a custody hearing due to his disappearence. Adams was driving a white, 1995 GMC Sierra pickup truck, with Oklahoma license tag SCQ 714. The vehicle, which has not been recovered, has chrome bed rails and does not have taillight covers.

    A private investigator hired by the family believes that Adams met with foul play. Treats have been made to Adams' family if the investigation of his disappearance doesn't stop.

    Police believe Adams was the victim of a homicide and that his body is located somewhere in eastern Oklahoma.

    Wanted for Questioning

  • Age: 40-50
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Weight: 190 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown/Salt and pepper
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Mustache. Medium build.
    Collar length hair. May have a beard or goatee.
  • Notes: This man was seen sitting in a dark-colored
    2000 Ford Ranger pickup truck with a chrome toolbox
    on the back outside the Dollar General store in Tahlequah.
    The store is next to Adams' apartment.

  • Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Tahlequah Police Department
    Det. Dale Glory
    (918) 456-8801
    Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
    Special Agent Vicky Lyons
    (800) 522-8017

    Source Information
    Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
    Carole Sund/Carrington Foundation
    Cherokee Nation
    Tahlequah Daily Press