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KY GEORGE HAWKINS: Missing from Newport, KY - 3 April 1961 - Age 48

Discussion in 'Missing 1900 to 1979' started by Skitt, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. Skitt

    Skitt Bronze Member

    http://charleyproject.org/case/george-william-hawkins

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    Details of Disappearance

    Hawkins was last seen on April 3, 1961 in Newport, Kentucky. He resided in Persimmon Grove, Kentucky at the time. He was employed as a law enforcement officer and also ran a small general store. He lived on the upper floor of the store.

    On the day of his disappearance, Hawkins fixed his daughter's breakfast and saw her off to work, then said goodbye to his wife and left in his tan two-tone 1959 Plymouth Fury station wagon.

    At 1:00 p.m. he called home, saying he had stopped by his attorney's office to meet with him about his upcoming IRS audit. Hawkins did not sound troubled at the time of the conversation, and stated he was on his way home. He never arrived and has never been heard from again.

    On April 7, authorities found Hawkins's car in Dayton, Ohio, parked at the edge of a river. It had half a tank of gasoline and the key was still in the ignition. There was muddy water inside the vehicle; it appeared as if the car had been rinsed in muddy water and then wiped with a muddy rag. There was no sign of Hawkins at the scene.

    Authorities believe organized crime was involved in Hawkins's disappearance. There is evidence that he was taking bribes from organized crime figures, including people who ran gambling businesses, in his capacity as a peace officer.

    Allegedly, Hawkins kept increasing his prices and the criminals were tired of paying him, and arranged to have him murdered as a result. No one has been charged in connection with his disappearance, however; it remains unsolved.
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  3. Jason Futch

    Jason Futch TCCF Host, King of the Highway

    He was believed to be the Carroll County John Doe from Kentucky from 1980. The discovery was made in 2016 I think; however after thorough DNA testing, it was determined the Doe and Hawkins were not one and the same. I’ll be talking with Todd Matthews about this case in August and will be publishing the interview in December!
     

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