Anton Lawson

Above: Lawson, circa 2000


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 2, 2000 from New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: May 27, 1979
  • Age: 21 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'11 - 6'2, 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Lawson has four gold teeth in the upper front part of his jaw. He has a surgical scar on the left side of his neck and a scar on his left cheek. He has the following tattoos: the name "Parmala" on his left hand, his nickname "Tony" on his neck and the name "P. Lawson" on his right forearm.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A gray shirt, gray shorts and light-colored sneakers.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Lawson was last seen in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 2, 2000. He lived with his father and a friend in the 4000 block of Banks Street. On August 1, Lawson's father was just leaving the house when Lawson came home to change clothes and said he was probably going out again. When his father came back later that night, Lawson was gone. After Lawson's father went to work the next morning, however, Lawson came home, changed clothes again and left. He has never been heard from again.

    Lawson left behind two young children. He worked at his father's businesses, Metro Painting and Metro Moving, at the time of his disappearance and his father stated he tended to stay in the same neighborhood where he lived. His case remains unsolved.


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


    Source Information
    Louisiana Repository for Unidentified & Missing People
    The Times-Picayune


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated May 3, 2016; casefile added.

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