Simon Powell

Powell, circa 2016; Stacey Lynch; Mitchell Lambert

  • Missing Since 06/01/2016
  • Missing From Waynesboro, Georgia
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Male
  • Race Black
  • Age 63 years old
  • Height and Weight 6'3 - 6'8, 195 - 210 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A navy blue Dickies shirt and matching pants or coveralls, work boots or sandals, and a watch.
  • Medical Conditions Powell has diabetes and requires daily medication.
  • Associated Vehicle(s) White 2012 Ford F-350 pickup truck (accounted for)
  • Distinguishing Characteristics African-American male. Graying black hair, brown eyes. Powell's head was shaved at the time of his disappearance, and he had a mustache.

Details of Disappearance

Powell was last seen in the 6300 block of River Road Waynesboro, Georgia at 7:00 p.m. on June 1, 2016. He has never been heard from again. In the early morning hours of June 2, his white 2012 Ford F-350 pickup truck was found abandoned and burned on Wilson Road. There was no sign of him at the scene.

In July 2022, authorities arrested Stacey Lynn Welch and charged her with murder, armed robbery and kidnapping in Powell's case. Later that month, Mitchell Lanell Lambert was arrested and charged with the same offenses.

Photos of Lambert and Welch are posted with this case summary. Little information has been released about the case against them. A third person, Crystal Gail Simmons Mundy, is wanted for questioning in Powell's case.

Powell's family stated they don't believe he would have left his business and all the other things in his life behind. His body has not been found, but foul play is suspected in his case due to the circumstances involved.

Investigating Agency

  • Burke County Sheriff's Office 706-564-2133

Source Information

Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated July 23, 2022; details of disappearance added.