Soon Chon Hwang
Hwang, approximately 2006
Date reported missing : 09/05/2006
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 02/05/1962 (59)
Age at the time of disappearance: 44 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7, 155 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A yellow pullover shirt, dark-colored khaki pants and a pink baseball cap.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Asian male. Black hair, brown eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : At approximately 12:30 p.m. on September 5, 2006, Hwang left J.C. Community Grocery, the store he owned in the vicinity of the 1700 block of Castalia in Memphis, TN. He went to Tri-City Wholesale, a wholesale grocery store he frequently patronized.
Workers at the wholesale store say Hwang was shopping there when he received an urgent phone call and left the store hurriedly, leaving his merchandise behind. Hwang has never been heard from again. His red 2002 Nissan truck was located that same evening, off of Interstate 55 in West Memphis, Arkansas.
Hwang's grocery store had been robbed several times prior to his disappearance, but it's unclear whether there's a connection. Foul play is suspected in his case, which remains unsolved.
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Memphis Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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