James “Alan” Lawson: Missing from Ohio Found

UPDATE:  June 7, 2012 – Alan Lawson was found in the Ohio River near Glenwood in Mason County, W.Va., and have been identified by police.

James “Alan” Lawson, 41, has been missing since the morning of April 28 from Proctorville in Lawrence County Ohio.  He was reported missing by his wife, Paula, and his daughter, Whitney, the next day. 

Alan has left to check on some rental property in Ironton and he has not been seen since.  He was also to meet with a potential buyer for the car he was driving, but he never showed up.

Alan’s car was found abandoned in West Virginia, May 3 in a parking lot of a  baseball field on James River Road in Huntington.

“We’ve searched the car, but we didn’t find any evidence,” said Sheriff Jeff Lawless of the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office.  “We also searched the area where the car was found with dogs but did not find anything of significance.”

Alan’s Tattoo
Alan’s Tattoo

The family said that is disappearance is out of character, as he would call if he was running late.  The police have tried to ping the location of Alan’s cellphone but it has been tuned off.  There has been no activity on his bank accounts.  His phone records will be subpoenaed so police can check to see who he was in contact with before he went missing.

Alan is 6 feet tall, 185 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes.  He was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt, blue jeans and tennis shoes. 

If you have any information, please call the sheriff’s office at 740-532-3106.

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Jerrie Dean, who is retired from Federal Law Enforcement, is the Founder of Missing Persons of America.

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