North American Missing Persons Network
Kent Jacobs

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Above Images: Jacobs, circa 2002

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 10, 2002 from Hope Mills, Cumberland County, North Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: March 16, 1960
  • Age: 41
  • Height: 5'6"
  • Weight: 150 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: Native
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Tattoo of a small-sized cross
    on upper left arm
  • Medical Conditions: Mentally challenged; mental capacity of
    a nine year-old. Required to take medication for anxiety.
  • Clothing: Hooded Harley Davidson sweatshirt, t-shirt, jeans
    and black Reebok sneakers.
  • NCIC Number: M-652247561
  • Case Number: 200203195

  • Details of Disappearance
    Jacobs resided with his mother in the Colonial Heights area of Hope Mills, North Carolina. He was last seen at approximately 5:00 PM on March 10, 2002. Jacobs planned to walk to his childhood neighborhood near McDonald Road and Interstate 95, which is two blocks from his residence. The walk was part of his normal routine. He was carrying approximately $200 when he departed from his home. Jacobs never returned for his 6:00 PM curfew and has not been heard from again. Police say he was last seen getting into a small car where Brooklyn Circle meets an access road next to US 301.

    Authorities announced that Jacobs' case was being investigated as a presumed homicide in August 2002, five months after he disappeared. Officials stated that they received a credible tip from an informant who identified Jacobs' alleged assailant(s) and also revealed the location of his remains. His body has not been recovered and no arrests have been made in connection with his disappearance. Authorities said that it appeared Jacobs was the victim of a planned attack and may have been robbed prior to his murder.

    Jacobs' favorite meals are steak and tacos. He walked everywhere, as he could not drive a car or ride a bike. Jacobs was fiercely independent, even refusing rides so he could walk. He is a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Cumberland County Sheriff's Office
    (910) 323-1500
    Community Effort United Center (CUE Center)

    Source Information
    Kent Jacobs Is Missing
    Up & Coming Magazine - March 7, 2007
    Indian Country Today
    Missing From The Circle