La'Ron Harris

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Above Images: Harris, circa 2016


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 21, 2016 from Akron, Ohio
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: October 16, 1988
  • Age: 27 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8, 160 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Harris has numerous tattoos, including red and blue stars on his right arm.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A red Polo sweater and a red hat.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Harris was last seen in Akron, Ohio on February 21, 2016. His car went off the road and into the Cuyahoga River in 1200 block of Weathervane Lane at 2:30 a.m. Harris was driving and a female acquaintance was in the passenger seat; he'd offered her a ride home from a bar. His companion stated Harris turned the wrong way after exiting the parking lot, then missed a curve and went into the river. When the car started sinking, she kicked the window out, escaped, and went for help. She last saw Harris still in the water, swimming with the current.

    Police were able to locate the car, but they couldn't find any sign of Harris or his body. His family described him as a strong swimmer and hoped he made it out of the river, but he is presumed drowned. Harris was a manager at Charley's Grilled Subs in the Beachwood Mall at the time of his disappearance. His body has never been found.


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


    Source Information
    Ohio Attorney General's Office
    News 5 Cleveland
    The Cleveland Plain-Dealer
    Facebook Page for La'Ron Harris


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 26, 2017; date of birth added.

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