Soon Chon Hwang

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Above: Hwang, circa 2006

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 5, 2006 from Memphis, Tennessee
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 5, 1962
  • Age: 44 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'7, 155 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Asian male. Black hair, brown eyes.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A yellow pullover shirt, dark-colored khaki pants and a pink baseball cap.
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    Details of Disappearance

    At approximately 12:30 p.m. on September 5, 2006, Hwang left J.C. Community Grocery, the store he owned in the vicinity of the 1700 block of Castalia in Memphis, TN. He went to Tri-City Wholesale, a wholesale grocery store he frequently patronized. Workers at the wholesale store say Hwang was shopping there when he received an urgent phone call and left the store hurriedly, leaving his merchandise behind. Hwang has never been heard from again. His red 2002 Nissan truck was located that same evening, off of Interstate 55 in West Memphis, Arkansas.

    Hwang's grocery store had been held up several times prior to his disappearance. Authorities are investigating to see whether the robberies have anything to do with his disappearance. Foul play is suspected in his case, which remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Memphis Police Department
    901-373-3883

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing Adults
    WREG-TV

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 6, 2007; casefile added.

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