Steven Michael Lawrence Jr.
Lawrence, approximately 2017
Date reported missing : 06/15/2017
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 09/22/1980 (40)
Age at the time of disappearance: 36 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6, 195 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A t-shirt, shorts, black low-cut Converse shoes and a baseball cap.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Blond hair, hazel eyes. Lawrence may go by his middle name, Michael. His tongue and right nipple are pierced, his nose is pierced on the left side and his ears have gauged piercings between dime- and nickel-size. He has screws and plates implanted in his left ankle and walks with a slight limp. Lawrence has numerous tattoos on his arms, hands, legs, and neck, including: a black and red five-point star on the right side of his neck, his daughter's name "Nevaeh" on the back of his neck, the word "Hard" across the knuckles of his right hand, the word "Luck" across the knuckles of his left hand, three black ink stars in varying sizes on the tops of both hands just above his knuckles, a skull and crossbones outlined in black ink on his hand, a rose partially shaded in black on the top of his left wrist, full sleeves on his arms with various designs mainly colored black, green and red, and a devil's head on one calf.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Lawrence was last seen in Washington, Missouri at 5:45 p.m. on June 15, 2017. His mother picked him up at the Franklin County Sheriff's Office; he'd been arrested the previous day. He has never been heard from again. He may have traveled to California by way of Missouri, Nebraska, Wyoming and Nevada.
On June 22, Lawrence's stepfather reported that his credit card and a rifle were missing. The last time the card had been used was on June 19, in Bakersfield, California. On July 11, Lawrence's car was found abandoned south of Bakersfield. A search of the area turned up no indication of his whereabouts. His case remains unsolved. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Franklin County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
Federal Bureau of Investigation
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October 12, 2004. June 14, 2019; Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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