Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
George Hawkins was last seen on April 3, 1961 in Newport, Kentucky, though he was a resident of Persimmon Grove, in southern Campbell County.
Hawkins was a Kentucky peace officer, and along with his job as a lawman also ran a small general store.
On the morning he disappeared, he fixed his oldest daughter breakfast before seeing her off to work. He then left in his tan 1959 station wagon.
Hawkins called home around 13.00, telling his family that he stopped by his attorney's office but was on his way home. Nothing in his voice suggested any problems. The two had met about Hawkins' upcoming Internal Revenue Service tax audit. As far as Hawkins family knows, the attorney was the last man to see George Hawkins.
On April 7, Dayton police found Hawkins' two-tone Plymouth station wagon parked at the river's edge with a half-tank of gas and the key still in the ignition. The only thing found inside the car was muddy water. The car appeared to have been rinsed out with the muddy water and wiped down with a muddy rag.
His disappearance is believed to be related to organized crime.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Kentucky State Police