Carl Joel Swinney

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Above Images: Swinney, circa 2008


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 19, 2008 from New Caney, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: February 5, 1969
  • Age: 39 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'10, 160 - 190 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Swinney wears eyeglasses. He had facial hair at the time of his disappearance, and he walks with a distinctive gait, twisting his hip.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A t-shirt, a coat, blue jeans and a dark-colored baseball cap.
  • Medical Conditions: Swinney was diagnosed with schizophrenia at an early age and requires continuous supervision as well as daily medication, which he takes by injection. He doesn't have his medicine with him.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Swinney was last seen at his brother's home in the Woodcrest subdivision near FM 242 and U.S. Highway 59 in New Caney, Texas at 8:30 a.m. on December 19, 2008. His brother went to go give him his shot and Swinney disappeared. He apparently left on foot, as he has no access to a car. An extensive search of the surrounding area turned up no sign of him. Swinney may be staying in a homeless shelter. Foul play is not suspected in his case, which remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Texas Department of Public Safety


    Source Information
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    The East Montgomery County Observer
    Missing person in Montgomery county Tx: Carl Swinney


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 19, 2009; casefile added.

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