Joe Max Long

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Above Images: Long, circa 2001

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 11, 2001 from Thibodaux, Louisiana
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: August 6, 1958
  • Age: 42 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'9, 140 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Sandy brown hair, blue eyes. Long's nickname is Joey. He has a scar on his left thigh and he has no teeth; he wears dentures. Long smoked Doral cigarettes in 2001.
  • Medical Conditions: Long is diabetic and insulin-dependent; he requires two injections a day.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Long was last seen in Thibodaux, Louisiana on February 11, 2001. He has never been heard from again. His dentures, clothing, shoes, insulin, wallet and all his other personal belongs were left behind at his home, as well as his vehicle and $2,000 in cash.

    Prior to his disappearance, Long was living with his ex-wife and two daughters. His ex-wife had cancer and he had moved in to help care for her. Long's ex-wife died in January 2001 and the children went to live with their maternal aunt. They realized Long was missing on February 13, when he failed to return several phone calls.

    Although Long was grieving over his ex-wife's death, his family stated he wasn't unusually distressed over it. The circumstances surrounding his disappearance are unclear.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office
    985-532-4332

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing Adults
    Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office
    The Daily Comet

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated October 1, 2013; details of disappearance updated.

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