Ira Jack Josytewa

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Above Images: Josytewa, circa 2001


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 28, 2001 from Phoenix, Arizona
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: September 3, 1979
  • Age: 21 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'5 - 5'7, 163 - 173 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Biracial (Hispanic/Native American) male. Black hair, brown eyes. Josytewa has a scar on his left knee and a surgical scar on his abdomen. At the time of his disappearance, his hair was cut short with a ponytail in the back. He may have a moustache or goatee. His nickname is B.J.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A gray t-shirt, dark blue Perry Ellis jeans and white Nike sneakers with blue trim.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Josytewa was last seen leaving a friend's home in the 3400 block of west Buckeye Road in Phoenix, Arizona, on August 28, 2001. He never arrived at his own home. His teal-green 1996 Nissan Altima was located abandoned in the parking lot of an apartment complex near 38th Avenue and McDowell Road in Phoenix, not far from where he was last seen. The vehicle's door was open and all of Josytewa's personal belongings inside, but there was no sign of Josytewa.

    Josytewa has never been heard from again. He was employed at a warehouse at the time of his disappearance; he never picked up his last paycheck. He left behind two small children. His case remains unsolved.


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


    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing Adults
    Phoenix Police Department
    KPHO Phoenix


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 7, 2011; two pictures and alternate height and weight added.

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