Derek Joseph Lueking
Lueking, circa 2012; Lueking's tattoo
- Missing Since 03/17/2012
- Missing From Cherokee, North Carolina
- Classification Endangered Missing
- Sex Male
- Race White
- Date of Birth 05/13/1987 (36)
- Age 24 years old
- Height and Weight 5'10 - 6'0, 215 - 225 pounds
- Clothing/Jewelry Description A gray hooded sweatshirt, dark-colored track pants with a white stripe down the side of each leg, dark-colored sneakers and possibly a waterproof watch. Possibly carrying camouflage-print Realtree rain gear and a black or dark blue bookbag-type day pack.
- Associated Vehicle(s) White Ford Escape (accounted for)
- Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Lueking's nickname is Drock and he may go by his initials, DJ. He had a half-inch beard at the time of his disappearance and he may wear prescription eyeglasses with metal rims for diving. He has stretch marks on his lower back and a tattoo of Japanese characters meaning "live" or "life" on his left upper chest. A photo of the tattoo is posted with this case summary.