Joann Hakes

Hakes, circa 2015

  • Missing Since 01/03/2015
  • Missing From Afton, Wyoming
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Age 42 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'3, 140 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A black fleece jacket, a white t-shirt and blue jeans.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Hakes may dye her hair another color, possibly blonde. She may use the last names Edwards and/or Wilkins.

Details of Disappearance

Hakes was last seen leaving the Silver Stream Lodge in Afton, Wyoming on January 3, 2015. She lived at the lodge with her boyfriend. According to him, that night they were drinking at a bar on the lodge property, and Hakes got drunk and began causing problems. They left the bar, and outside, she got in a truck with two men. She has never been heard from again.

Hakes is originally from Pocatello, Idaho. Her daughter stated it's uncharacteristic of her not to contact her. Hakes took only her debit card with her, leaving her cellular phone, purse, car and clothes. She has never been heard from again. She is considered missing under suspicious circumstances and her case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Lincoln County Sheriff's Office 307-877-3971

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated May 3, 2019; casefile added.