Joseph Brandon Benton
North American Missing Persons Network
Joseph Brandon Benton

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Above Images: Benton, circa 2004

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 6, 2004 from Lufkin, Tyler County, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: January 22, 1985
  • Age: 18
  • Height: 5'3-5'5"
  • Weight: 140-150 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Horizontal scar under left eye,
    scar on left side of forehead. Tattoo of a "mushroom" on right calf,
    tattoo of the name "Smokey Joe" on left forearm, tattoo of a "cross"
    between thumb and forefinger on right hand, tattoo of the letters "LOVE HATE"
    across knuckles on both hands. Pierced left ear, missing teeth.
  • Clothing: Frequently wore a t-shirt with jeans and a ball-cap.
  • Jewelry: Small gold hoop earring.
  • AKA: Smokey Joe
  • Case Number: 110406
  • NCIC Number: M-033784435

  • Details of Disappearance
    Joseph last contacted family at approximately 5:00pm in Lufkin, TX.

    His brown and tan 1987 Ford F-150 extended cab was later located southeast of Angelina County on Parker Point Road near Zavalla, TX. Foul play is possible.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Tyler County Sheriff's Department
    (409) 283-2172

    Source Information
    Texas Department of Public Safety