Michael Lee Watkins

Above: Watkins, circa 1998


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 1998 from Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 49 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8, 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Black hair, eyes. Watkins may use the last names Hamilton and/or Walkins. He has a tattoo of a marijuana plant on his left arm at the shoulder. He has one blue eye and one brown eye.
  • Medical Conditions: Watkins is classified as disabled for unspecified reasons.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Watkins left Lincoln, Nebraska sometime in early November 1998. He was en route to Bakersfield, California to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with his daughter. The police pulled him over on a routine traffic stop in Signal Hill, California on November 16; he wasn't listed as missing at the time. Watkins never arrived in Bakersfield. In December 1998, he was arrested in Tijuana, Mexico. He was released from jail on December 23; this is the last indication of his whereabouts. He left his car behind in Tijuana and disappeared.

    Watkins wasn't reported missing until 2002. Nebraska police are investigating his case.


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


    Source Information
    The Lincoln Journal-Star
    Nebraska State Patrol


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 6, 2016; casefile added.

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