Jacob Lewis Tipton

Tipton, circa 2016; Tipton's SUV; Tipton's musical staff tattoo

  • Missing Since 04/23/2016
  • Missing From Berea, Kentucky
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth 07/11/1991 (26)
  • Age 24 years old
  • Height and Weight 6'3 - 6'5, 180 - 190 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description Possibly a class ring.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Sandy blond hair, brown eyes. Tipton had a light mustache and goatee at the time of his disappearance. He has a tattoo of a cross on his upper left arm and a tattoo of a stylized musical staff on his right forearm. A photo of the musical staff tattoo is posted with this case summary.

Details of Disappearance

Tipton was last seen seen in Berea, Kentucky on April 23, 2016. He lived with his brother in an apartment there and was last seen when he left to spent the night out with his friends. He has never been heard from again.

Two weeks after his disappearance, his green SUV with a red front bumper was found in a parking lot near a cemetery in a rural area in Hart County, Kentucky, more than 100 miles away. A photo of the vehicle is posted with this case summary. Tipton had no known connection to Hart County.

The SUV sat at that location in Hart County for several weeks. The police finally towed it to a used car lot and cleaned it, and were planning to sell it as abandoned property, before they finally realized it was associated with a missing person.

Few details are available in Tipton's case, which remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Berea Police Department 859-986-8456

Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated March 5, 2018; details of disappearance updated.