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1261DMKY - George William Hawkins

George William Hawkins

Name: George William Hawkins
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: April 3, 1961
Location Last Seen: Newport, Campbell County, Kentucky

Physical Description

Date of Birth: August 18, 1914
Age: 46 yrs old
Race: White
Gender: Male
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 190-195 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Nickname/Alias: None
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Had a childhood injury/illness that left him with one leg an inch shorter than the other. He wore one built-up shoe to compensate for the difference in the length of his leg bones.


Dentals: Available; Full upper and lower dentures
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Dark blue trousers, with red and black flannel shirt under a dark blue jacket with yellow lining and a blue gray hat.
Jewelry: Yellow gold masonic ring with emblem, and yellow-gold watch with leather band.
Additional Personal Items: Dark-rimmed glasses.

Circumstances of Disappearance

George Hawkins was last seen on April 3, 1961 in Newport, Kentucky, though he was a resident of Persimmon Grove, in southern Campbell County. Hawkins was a Kentucky peace officer, and along with his job as a lawman also ran a small general store. On the morning he disappeared, he fixed his oldest daughter breakfast before seeing her off to work. He then left in his tan 1959 station wagon. Hawkins called home around 13.00, telling his family that he stopped by his attorney's office but was on his way home. Nothing in his voice suggested any problems. The two had met about Hawkins' upcoming Internal Revenue Service tax audit. As far as Hawkins family knows, the attorney was the last man to see George Hawkins.

On April 7, Dayton police found Hawkins' two-tone Plymouth station wagon parked at the river's edge with a half-tank of gas and the key still in the ignition. The only thing found inside the car was muddy water. The car appeared to have been rinsed out with the muddy water and wiped down with a muddy rag. His disappearance is believed to be related to the world of organized crime.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Kentucky State Police
Agency Contact Person: Detective Endre Samu
Agency Phone Number: 502-532-6363
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 05-80-0920

NCIC Case Number: N/A
NamUs Case Number: 3003

Information Source(s)

The Cincinnati Post

Admin Notes

Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 6/20/2017

Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team

** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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