Joel Mark Wells
North American Missing Persons Network
Joel Mark Wells

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 16, 1994 from Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: N/A
  • Age: 21
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Weight: 160 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Collar/shoulder length hair
    and moustache.
  • Clothing: Blue Jeans, Blue Flannel Shirt, Black Denim Jacket
    and a Green Cap with a Hemp Plant insignia. Green & Tan Hiking Boots
    (Back Trails brand)
  • Case Number:13-94-1571

  • Details of Disappearance
    Wells disappeared on January 16, 1994 on what has been described as one of the coldest nights of the year. He had been with some friends in Hazard when an argument took place. He reportedly left the scene and, according to Hazard Police Chief Minor Allen, wasn’t seen again until he turned up knocking on the doors at the Burger King in the Black Gold shopping center, which was closed though a few employees remained inside.

    Wells was in what had been described as a panicked state, as if someone was after him. It was then he attempted to get a ride from people nearby, though it is unclear what happened next, and that was the last time Wells was seen.

    Police were called about a panicked man trying to get help. Officers searched the entire area and never found Wells. They were able to locate several witnesses that said he had tried to catch rides with people who were leaving the Walmart that was then located in Black Gold shopping center. After searching all night, the search was called off and resumed the next day. No signs of Wells were ever found.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    The Hazard Police Department
    (606) 436-2222

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