North American Missing Persons Network
Thomas Charles Hawks

Above Images: Hawks, circa 2004

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 15, 2004 from Newport Beach, Orange County, California.
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: December 24, 1946
  • Age: 57
  • Height: 5'8"
  • Weight: 185
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Scar on right wrist and
    shoulder, scar on left wrist, tattoo on left calf of a hawks head.
  • AKA: "Tom"
  • Case Number: 04-013050

  • Details of Disappearance
    Thomas Hawks and his wife Jackie Hawks were reported missing by family members after they recently sold the boat, known as "Well Deserved", on which they had been living. Thomas Hawks, a retired Arizona Probation Officer, and his wife, spent much of their time traveling on their boat between Newport Beach, San Diego and San Carlos, Mexico.
    The Hawks last spoke with family members on or about November 15, 2004. While on shore the Hawks used their vehicle for transportation. That vehicle was missing, but was located in Ensenada, Mexico on December 16, 2004.
    The couple originally resided in Prescott, Arizona. Family members told detectives it is unlikely the Hawks would go so long without contacting relatives.

    Skylar Deleon and his former wife Jennifer Henderson have been convicted of murder. Deleon and Kennedy were sentenced to death, while Henderson was sentenced to two terms of life in prison without parole. A fourth person, Alonso Machain, accepted a plea bargain after testifying for the prosecution in the trials of Deleon, Henderson, and Kennedy. He was sentenced to 20 years and 4 months in prison.

    Witnesses later detailed during trials how they were tied to an anchor and thrown overboard. Jackie and Thomas have not been found.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Newport Beach Police Department
    (949) 644-3662

    Source Information
    Newport Beach Police Department
    California Department of Justice
    Tom and Jackie
    National Center for Missing Adults