Jason Washington

Washington, circa 2022; Washington in the clothes he was wearing the day he disappeared

  • Missing Since 10/15/2022
  • Missing From Columbia, Missouri
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Male
  • Race Black
  • Date of Birth 04/15/1973 (50)
  • Age 49 years old
  • Height and Weight 6'0, 130 - 165 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A gray long-sleeved shirt, gray pants and red Nike Air Max shoes. A photo of Washington in those clothes is posted with this case summary.
  • Medical Conditions Washington began having seizures, which impacted his memory, in the summer prior to his disappearance. He had two the day he disappeared. Washington needs medication to treat his seizures, which he doesn't have with him.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Washington has tattoos on both his upper arms, one of which reads "LEGZ". He shaved his head at the time of his disappearance.

Details of Disappearance

Washington was last seen in Columbia, Missouri on October 15, 2022. That morning he had a minor seizure. He spoke to his wife at 9:30 a.m. and said he was going to drop their children off at a relative's house if he continued to feel sick. He did subsequently do this. At 1:30 p.m., he had another seizure and when he regained awareness, he no longer recognized his stepson.

Following the second seizure, Washington got up and walked out of his residence at Columbia Square Apartments. He was last seen walking near West Middle School on Clinkscales Road. A photo of him at that location is posted with this case summary. He has never been heard from again.

Washington had moved to Columbia in early October the year he disappeared, in order to get a better education for his eight children, the youngest of whom was two years old at the time. He had previously spent his entire life in the St. Louis, Missouri area.  In December 2022, his seven-year-old daughter and four-year-old granddaughter were killed in a fire at Columbia Square Apartments which also displaced his family.

Washington's case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Columbia Police Department 573‐874‐7652

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated October 17, 2023; casefile added.