Andrew Jon Lufkins
Lufkins, approximately 2010
Date reported missing : 04/07/2010
Missing location (approx) :
Sisseton, South Dakota
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 23 years old
Height / Weight : 6'1, 160 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A dark blue or black hooded sweatshirt with South Pole logo on the front, a dark-colored jersey with light blue accents over the sweatshirt, a white t-shirt under the sweatshirt, tan pants or blue jeans, a blue bandana and blue and white K-Swiss sneakers.
Medical conditions : Lufkins may have sustained serious injuries in a fight on the night of his disappearance.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Native American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Lufkins goes by his initials, A.J. He has a tattoo of letters on the top of his wrist. He is a member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Indian Tribe.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Lufkins was last seen at the American Legion bar in Sisseton, South Dakota between 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. on April 7, 2010. Witnesses reported he got into a fight there with as many as three other men.
He was unconscious and appeared to be seriously injured when he was carried out of the bar. He disappeared afterwards and has never been heard from again. Foul play is suspected in his case, which remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Desoto County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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