Joshua Scott Adams

Adams, circa 2013; Tattoo on Adams's arm

  • Missing Since 05/20/2013
  • Missing From Jefferson, Georgia
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Age 25 years old
  • Height and Weight 6'2 - 6'3, 200 - 240 pounds
  • Medical Conditions Adams has a history of drug abuse, namely prescription drugs and cocaine. He graduated from an addiction treatment program two weeks before his disappearance.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Adams has tribal tattoos on his upper arm and chest; a photo of the arm tattoo is posted with this case summary. He has a tattoo of the name "Ava" on his right foot. His nickname is Josh.

Details of Disappearance

Adams was last seen in Jefferson, Georgia on May 20, 2013. That day, his 2009 Chevrolet Malibu was found abandoned in a pasture on Brockton Loop Riad near Jefferson with his cellular phone, wallet, identification and $25 in cash inside. Later in the day, Adams cashed a personal check for $400; he'd stolen it from his parents. Adams has never been heard from again. His shoes were found on the banks of a pond on May 24.

Authorities got several leads from Adams's cellular phone. Records showed he called one man five times on the day of his disappearance, but the man denied having spoken to him and refused to cooperate with the investigation. Another man admitted to speaking to Adams at 9:00 a.m., but he wouldn't say what their conversation was about.

Authorities believe Adams could have traveled to the Battle Creek, Michigan area; he had completed a six-week rehabilitation program at A Forever Recovery, an addiction center there, two weeks prior to going missing. His family stated he has no history of leaving home without warning and they think he may have begun using drugs again prior to his disappearance. His case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Jackson County Sheriff's Office 706-387-6043

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated June 17, 2016; casefile added.