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Vietnam vet went missing in 1979; family still searching for him

Lawrence Scott Colton, 28,  a Vietnam veteran went missing from Jax Beach, Florida in 1979.  He was last seen in mid-September of 1979 in Midwest City, Oklahoma visiting his former wife and eight-year-old son. They joined him at his motel room briefly, and it was believed that the following day he would be hitchhiking back home to Jacksonville Beach, FL, but he never showed up.  He would have possibly taking route 1-45 S through Texas to 1-10 East.

Larry had hazel eyes and brown long wavy hair to his shoulders when he went missing.  He has slight scoliosis that was discovered while he was in the Army.  He has a small scar over one eyebrow from a fall on a coffee table as a toddler, and a mole above his left eyebrow.  He has possible burn marks from shrapnel in his back.

If you have any information about the case, please contact Jacksonville Sheriff Department at (904) 630-1157 or 646-653-4174.

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

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