North American Missing Persons Network
Joseph Mack Maples

Above Image: Maples, circa 1999

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 11, 1999 from Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: April 27, 1953
  • Age: 46
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Weight: 175 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Medical Conditions: Unspecified medical condition.
    Had shoulder surgery in the past, possibly on the rotator cup.
    May have heart problems.
  • AKA: "Joe"
  • NCIC Number: M812193858

  • Details of Disappearance
    Joseph Maples was last seen August 11, 1999 in Birmingham, Alabama before boarding a plane to Dallas. He left everything he had to the Humane Society in Birmingham. He told the director there before he went missing that he was leaving town and he wanted them to have his stuff, including his two dogs.
    Maples lost his father to cancer when he was a baby. His mother passed away due to cancer in the 70's and his sister passed away from a heart condition while in high school. Friends specualte he may have left the area to escape the bad memories.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Birmingham Police Department
    Det. Cheryl Garvich
    (205) 933-4151

    Source Information
    Alabama Department of Public Safety
    Athens News Courier