Joe David Key

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Above: Key, circa 2001

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 12, 2001 from Talihina, Oklahoma
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: August 26, 1970
  • Age: 30 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'9, 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Key has a plate inserted into his skull. He may have a mustache, beard or a goatee. Key has a large sword tattooed on his left arm. His nickname, Joey, is tattooed on the knuckles of one of his hands. Some agencies give his last name as "Keys."
  • Medical Conditions: Key is partially blind and partially paralyzed.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Key was last seen in Talihina, Oklahoma on Febraury 12, 2001. He has never been heard from again. Few details are available in his case. Key, Darrell Hammons, and Jeffrey Lee Ben went missing from the same area and within a year of one another. Ben's remains were found in Pushmataha County, Oklahoma in 2006; Hammons is still missing. Photographs and vital statistics for Hammons are unavailable. It has been suggested that there is some connection between the cases, but no links have been established. All three men's disappearances remain unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Latimer County Sheriff's Department
    918-465-2161

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    Source Information
    Missing Persons Throughout The World
    America's Most Wanted
    KTEN 10

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 21, 2006; distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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