Justin William Hooiman

Hooiman, circa 2017

  • Missing Since 11/20/2017
  • Missing From Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Male
  • Race White
  • Date of Birth 12/07/1989 (31)
  • Age 27 years old
  • Height and Weight 6'1, 180 pounds
  • Medical Conditions Hooiman has a history of drug abuse. He became addicted to the painkiller Oxycontin after he was prescribed it following an injury, and later progressed to using heroin.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Hooiman has the following tattoos: a rose and a cross on the back of his left shoulder, the initials "DH" on his right arm, and the phrase "Remember who you are" on his right upper arm at the shoulder. He had a mustache and goatee at the time of his disappearance.

Details of Disappearance

Hooiman was last seen in Salt Lake City, Utah on November 20, 2017. He was on parole for drug- and theft-related offenses and was staying at the Fortitude Treatment Center, a men's halfway house, at the time of his disappearance. He would leave the center each day to go to work.

He spoke to his mother that morning and made arrangements for them to have lunch together. They were going to meet near a construction site at the Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah. Hooiman's mother tried to call him to get a more specific location to meet him at, but her call went straight to voicemail, indicating the phone was turned off. He never showed up for lunch and has never been heard from again.

It's uncharacteristic of Hooiman to leave without warning or to be out of touch with his mother. He was reportedly having some problems with unspecified individuals at the Fortitude Treatment Center at the time of his disappearance.

Because of his status as a parolee, he was listed as an absconder from parole until late 2019, then police decided to reclassify him as a missing person. In March 2021, authorities stated they were treating the case as a possible homicide; a confidential federal informant has claimed Hooiman was murdered. His case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Salt Lake City Police Department 801-799-3454

Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated July 7, 2021; six pictures added, medical conditions and details of disappearance updated.