Joshua Jerome Tessmer

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Above: Tessmer, circa 2009

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 8, 2009 from Pikeville, Kentucky
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: May 5, 1989
  • Age: 19 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'11 - 6'0, 205 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Blond hair, blue eyes. Tessmer has a tattoo of a large cross on his left shoulder blade and a scar on his right cheekbone.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A dark blue hooded Carhartt jacket, blue jeans, dark blue New Balance or Nike sneakers and a white Titlelist golf cap.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Tessmer was last seen at the Green Meadow Country Club in the 6000 block of north Mayo Trail in Pikeville, Kentucky at 4:15 p.m. on January 8, 2009. Authorities believe he was walking by the Big Sandy River, possibly while intoxicated, and accidentally fell in near Levisa Fork. They found his cap on the river's banks. An extensive search of the river didn't reveal Tessmer's body or any other clues, however, and he remains classified as a missing person.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Kentucky State Police
    606-433-7711

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing Adults
    The Williamson Daily News

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 21, 2009; casefile added.

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