Johnny Lamar Brown

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Above Images: Brown, circa 2012


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 5, 2012 from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 44 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'6 - 5'7, 140 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Brown's nickname is JB.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white polo shirt with green and brown horizontal stripes, beige cargo pants, black socks and black slip-on sandals. A photo of Brown in these clothes is posted below this case summary.
  • Medical Conditions: Brown is a dependent adult. He gets confused easily, is frightened of thunder and lightning, and doesn't like to be touched or approached quickly. He also has a severe speech impediment that makes it difficult for others to understand him.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Brown is from Cartersville, Georgia. He and his family were visiting Myrtle Beach, South Carolina at the time of his disappearance on August 5, 2012. They were staying at the Sea Crest hotel in the 800 block of south Ocean Boulevard. Brown walked away from his hotel and was last seen talking to a woman near an ice cream shop. He has never been heard from again. It was the first vacation outside of Georgia he'd ever been on, so he was unfamiliar with the area.

    Brown left his wallet and other belongings behind when he vanished, and he doesn't have a cellular phone. He may have had his hotel room key on him, though. There were possible sightings of Brown in the Myrtle Beach area in the days following his disappearance. His loved ones believe he may have tried to get back home to Cartersville, but there's no evidence that he ever arrived there. His case remains unsolved.

    Above: Brown on the day he disappeared


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


    Source Information
    Facebook Page for Johnny Brown
    Black and Missing Foundation
    The CUE Center for Missing Persons
    News Channel 15


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated October 19, 2015; picture added.

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