Joel Akridge

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Above Images: Akridge, circa 2015


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 28, 2015 from Columbus, Georgia
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 52 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'11, 200 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Akridge's nickname is Joe.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black t-shirt with a wrestling logo on the front, blue jeans, black or blue shoes and a straw hat.
  • Medical Conditions: Akridge is mildly mentally disabled and reads at a third-grade level. He takes prescription medication for a his heart condition, and doesn't have his medicine with him.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Akridge was last seen in Columbus, Georgia on March 28, 2015. He left his home in the 5800 block of Valleybrook Road to walk to the dollar store in the area of Buena Vista Road and Amber Drive. He never returned and has never been heard from again. Akridge went to the dollar store by himself on a daily basis, but he was always home by the end of the day. His case remains unsolved.


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


    Source Information
    WTVM 9
    The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
    WSMV 4


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 13, 2017; casefile added.

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