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Case File 3830DMKY


Joel Mark Wells
Missing since January 15, 1994 from Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky
Classification: Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Mark Wells was last seen as he left a group of friends at the old Hazard Wal-Mart, in the "Black Gold" shopping center. He left after an argument and walked to a Burger King restaurant around closing time on January 15th, 1994.
He banged on the doors to the restaurant, police were called and was there within minutes. Police circled the local businesses and never saw anything at all.

It was an extremely cold night that night, too cold for anyone to be out walking.
According to witnesses, Wells was distressed and seemed to be wanting help.
Mark Wells was never seen or heard from again.

Search dogs hit on a scent near the river behind city hall, but nothing else. Police, family members and volunteers searched for days around the area Wells was last seen and found nothing.
Wells was one of 14 children and left behind two very young sons.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Kentucky State Police
Hazard Post
Hazard Police Department

NCIC Number: M-742280555

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