Joshua A. Batchelor

Batchelor, circa 2017; Batchelor's tattoos

  • Missing Since 04/26/2017
  • Missing From Lawrenceburg, Indiana
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth 02/27/1980 (38)
  • Age 37 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'9 - 5'11, 170 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Batchelor has numerous tattoos, including the year "1980" across the fingers of his left hand, a tattoo sleeve on his left arm, and the name "Amber" on the right side of his upper chest. Photos of some of Batchelor's tattoos are posted with this case summary.

Details of Disappearance

Batchelor was last seen in Lawrenceburg, Indiana on April 26, 2017. He was at his father's house on Ludlow Hill and stepped outside, at 8:00 a.m. His father thought he'd gone out to smoke a cigarette, but never came back, and he left his wallet, keys, cigarettes and lighter inside his father's home.

A witness reported seeing Batchelor walking along State Route 48 later that day. He may have been sighted getting into a gray or green pickup truck. He has never been heard from again. His cellular phone disappeared with him, but it hasn't been used since the day he went missing.

It's uncharacteristic of Batchelor to leave without warning. His family stated he had previously abused drugs, but they're not sure whether drugs were a factor in his disappearance. Foul play is possible in his case, which remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Lawrenceburg Police Department 812-537-2282

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated May 6, 2018; casefile added.