Jason Scott Adkins
Missing since January 17, 1999 from Huntington, West Virginia
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Jason Adkins was fishing on the Ohio River with his brother on January 17, 1999 when the boat he was in had engine failure.
Around this same time frame, a barge passing by caused a series of large waves in the river where the men were fishing, and caused the boat to capsize. One of the brothers made it out of the boat and went to call for help.
As search and rescue crews arrived, they reported it appeared as if someone had exited the water in a certain area that was different from where the sole survivor would've left the wreckage.
Police asked the family was it a possibility that Adkins could've faked his death, because he owed back child support.
His estranged wife and family do not believe Adkins faked his death that day, because he only was $200 behind on child support.
There has never been any trace of Adkins' body if he did perish in the boating accident.
Investigators Huntington Police Department
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Huntington Police Department
Agency Case Number: 99-0614
NCIC Number: M-184143434 Source Information:
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Jason Scott Adkins - Family's Page