Raymond Paul Akins

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Above Images: Akins, circa 2013

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 7, 2013 from Columbus, Georgia
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 32 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'5 - 5'6, 130 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Akins may have a goatee or may be unshaven. He has multiple tattoos, including the word "SHORTY" and a cross on his upper arm, tattoos covering his back, both his arms and the backs of his hands, and tattoos on the right side of his neck, his abdomen and his chest. Photos of some of his tattoos are posted below this case summary. Akins goes by his middle name, Paul.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Akins was last seen in Columbus, Georgia on January 7, 2013. On January 1, he left his sister's home to visit his girlfriend 35 miles away in Buena Vista, Georgia. His girlfriend's stepfather stated he gave Akins a ride back to Columbus on January 7 and dropped him off near his residence at Elon Subdivision. He apparently never arrived home and has never been heard from again. Akins left his wallet and most of his belongings behind, but his cellular phone went missing with him and was never found. The last known communication from the phone took place in Marion County, the county where his girlfriend lives. Akins didn't have a vehicle at the time of his disappearance. His case remains unsolved.

    Upper arm tattoo Back tattoo
    Left: Tattoo of a face and a spider on Akins's upper arm;
    Right: Tattoo of the Grim Reaper, fire and devil faces covering Akins's back

    Arm and hand tattoos 1
    Arm and hand tattoos 2
    Top: Tattoos on Akins's chest, abdomen, and one arm and hand;
    Bottom: Tattoos on Akins's other arm and hand

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Columbus Police Department
    706-225-4260

    OR
    Marion County Sheriff's Office
    229-649-3841

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    The Journal
    Facebook Page for Raymond Paul Akins

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 13, 2017; casefile added.

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