Lawrence Scott Colton

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Above Images: Colton, circa 1979


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 1979 from Midwest City, Oklahoma
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: September 16, 1950
  • Age: 28 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'10 - 6'0, 125 - 140 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Colton's nicknames are Larry and Zoonie. He has mild scoliosis and he may have shrapnel embedded in his back. His hair was shoulder-length at the time of his disappearance. He has a mole above his left eyebrow.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Unknown, but he usually wears a dark-colored t-shirt and jeans with a rope belt. He may have worn flip-flops, or may have been barefoot.
  • Medical Conditions: Colton has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and he has a history of drug abuse. He has been hospitalized for his conditions before.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Colton was last seen in Midwest City, Oklahoma in mid-September 1979. He had left Jacksonville Beach, Florida at the end of August and hitchhiked to Oklahoma to visit family members there. Colton stopped at his father's house, said he was sick and asked if he could stay, but he was turned away. He may have been trying to hitchhike back to Jacksonville Beach, possibly on Interstate 45 and Interstate 10. He never arrived home and has never been heard from again.

    A Vietnam War veteran, Colton was often a patient at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. He had no permanent address, but frequented Atlantic Boulevard and Girvin Road in Jacksonville, Florida. His case remains unsolved. Florida police are investigating.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Alachua County, Florida Sheriff's Office


    Source Information
    Facebook Page for Larry Colton


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 1, 2017; casefile added.

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