George William Hawkins
North American Missing Persons Network
George William Hawkins

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 3, 1961 from Newport, Campbell County, Kentucky
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: August 18, 1914
  • Age: 46
  • Height: 5'8"
  • Weight: 190-195 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: He wore dark-rimmed
    glasses. Complete Upper and Lower Dentures.
  • Medical Conditions: Had a childhood injury/illness
    that left him with one leg an inch shorter than the other.
    He wore one built-up shoe to compensate for the difference
    in the length of his leg bones.
  • Clothing: Dark blue trousers, with red and black
    flannel shirt under a dark blue jacket with yellow lining
    and a blue gray hat.
  • Jewelry: Yellow gold masonic ring with emblem, and
    yellow-gold watch with leather band.
  • Dental: Not available
  • Fingerprints: Not available

  • 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.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Kentucky State Police

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