Julian Michael Sam

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Left: Julian, circa 1998;
Right: Age-progression to age 31 (circa 2013)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 16, 1998 from La Marque, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Runaway
  • Date Of Birth: June 17, 1982
  • Age: 16 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4, 130 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Julian's nicknames are Ice Pick and Pick. He is left-handed.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white t-shirt, blue jeans and blue and black sneakers.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Julian disappeared from La Marque, Texas on October 16, 1998. A friend dropped him off at Etheridge Stadium so he could buy tickets for the homecoming game. He had just gotten paid and was carrying $200 in cash. Although Julian occasionally spent the night with friends without telling his family, he had never gone a day without getting in touch with his loved ones. He has never been heard from again.

    Julian had a job at a local cable company at the time of his disappearance, and was known as a talented baseball player. One of his brothers, Michael Sam, is a famous American football player. Some agencies give the date of Julian's disappearance as October 16, 2000. Although he is classified as a runaway, Julian's family believes he's deceased.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    La Marque Police Department
    409-938-9269

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    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    The New York Times
    BuzzFeed
    The Galveston County Daily News

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    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated December 5, 2014; distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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