Dashand Lahki Stokelin
Stokelin, approximately 2016; Sneaker similar to the pair Stokelin was wearing; 2016 Subaru Legacy
Date reported missing : 11/23/2016
Missing location (approx) :
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 04/13/1980 (41)
Age at the time of disappearance: 36 years old
Height / Weight : 5'5 - 5'6, 190 - 200 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A yellow hooded sweatshirt, black Levi's jeans, a Cleveland Cavaliers hat, and maroon, black, blue and yellow Huarache Nike Air sneakers. A photo of a similar shoe is posted with this case summary.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Stokelin has a black birthmark on his right hip, a hernia operation scar, and a scar on his navel. He has a tattoo of the name "Marlene" on his right arm, and a tattoo of the outline of a skull on his left arm. He had a full beard and mustache at the time of his disappearance.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Stokelin was last seen near the 200 block of north North Carolina Avenue in Atlantic City, New Jersey at 1:45 a.m. on November 23, 2016. He was driving his grandmother's blue 2016 Subaru Legacy with the New Jersey license plate number C79-GVK. He has never been heard from again and his vehicle has not been recovered. A photo of the car is posted with this case summary.
The last time Stokelin spoke to his grandmother, late in the evening on November 22, she said he was incoherent and "couldn't form the sentences to tell me where he was." Prior to his disappearance, he had not had any known health issues or substance abuse problems.
He frequented the New Jersey cities of Camden and Jersey City, as well as Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the time of his disappearance. He left behind five children, and the circumstances of his disappearance are unclear.
Other information and links : ncy
Atlantic City Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
New Jersey State Police
Dashand Stokelin's Facebook pageheader
The Atlantic City Press
The Philadelphia Inquirer
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