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MI JUSTIN HOLT: Missing from Muskegon County, MI - 3 Jan 2018 - Age 35

Discussion in 'Missing 2015 to Present' started by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Missing man was threatened by ex-wife's boyfriend, friends say


    The Muskegon County Sheriff's Department is asking for your help to solve a missing person case.

    Justin Holt, 35, is from the Twin Lake area and hasn't been heard from since Wednesday, Jan. 3.

    Deputies say his car is still at his home in the 6000 block of 10th Street, where he lives alone. Holt was reported missing by friends who said he was threatened by his ex-wife's boyfriend. The couple lives in Louisiana.

    Holt and his ex-wife have had custody disputes over their minor children in the past. He is described as 6'2" tall with blonde hair and blue eyes. He wears glasses, has a goatee and his hair is cut very short.


    Police seek help locating missing Muskegon County man

    The public's help is sought in locating a Muskegon County man who has been missing for nearly a week.

    Justin Lee Holt, 35, was last seen Wednesday, Jan. 3, near Bayne and Maple Island roads, according to the Muskegon County Sheriff's Office. However, it's believed that he likely had been at his home in Cedar Creek Township after that sighting, according to a press release from the sheriff's office.

    Holt is described as 6-feet-2-inches with very short blonde hair and blue eyes. He wears glasses and a goatee and was last seen in blue jeans and a yellow T-shirt with the saying "Got Perch?"



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  2. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Muskegon County man vanishes; family looking for answers

    A number of questions surround Justin Holt's disappearance. The 35-year-old's brother said he last talked to him Wednesday, just before midnight. Family and friends formed a search party Monday afternoon outside his rural home in the Twin Lakes area.

    “We don’t know where he’s gone. All his accounts… nothing’s happened on ‘em. His phone’s been shut off. He is missing,” Patrick Platt, Holt's stepfather told FOX 17.

    Holt’s family and friends said it’s not like him to take off and not tell anyone. His only vehicle is still parked on the street. Loved ones said they've previously searched the property but found no clue of his whereabouts.

    “One of his close people would know where he’s at," his cousin Damon Ellis said.

    His stepfather said, “He doesn’t disappear. He’s always around. You can always get a hold of him. He’s got his own business going on, and he answers the phone within 20 minutes.”

    An apparent threat fuels their concerns. On Tuesday, Holt posted on Facebook that his ex-wife's boyfriend threatened to fly to Michigan from Louisiana to kill him, although he didn’t appear to take it too seriously. Family said Holt is in a heated custody battle over their five minor children.

    "He laughed it off, but he knew.. he knew this guy does drugs and stuff," Patrick Platt said.

    Before Monday's search could even start, we spotted a red substance on the street. It was possibly droplets of blood, and it was once covered by fresh snow.

    "Forensics would let you know," Platt said.

    The Platts called police who they say already looked around the perimeter of the home. A Muskegon County deputy, a detective and a Michigan state trooper showed up to take a look. As this investigation takes off, Holt's loved ones hope he will be found safe.

    Platt said, "Justin’s a big boy. He can take care of himself. Something happened.”

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  3. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

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  5. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    I find it pretty unlikely that someone flew from Louisiana to Michigan, after making a death threat, to kill him.
    Anything is possible, of course.
    I do wonder if Justin didn't use the threat to disappear. Or make up the threat entirely.
    At least, I hope he did. Then he's more likely to be okay...
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  6. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    That would be a very strange scenario. I am hoping he just wanted to take a break.
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  7. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    No updates. I'd think there would be more from LE if they suspected abduction/murder.(Not necessarily though. Often coverage of men is poor.)
    Hoping he is safe.
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  8. Steve Levett

    Steve Levett New Member

    Justin posted this not long before he disappeared. He has a former girlfriend by the name of Lany Santiago, who lives in Allentown

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  9. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

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  10. Steve Levett

    Steve Levett New Member

    I hope so!
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  11. gketwin

    gketwin Active Member

    I am the second cousin to the brother of Justin and I can simply confirm this was looked into by police as a lead but unfortunately I can not disclose details of the findings other than he is still missing and no contact by him has been attempted since disappearance.
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  12. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    :welcome: @gketwin
    I'm sorry we had to meet under sad circumstances.

    Justin's disappearance is totally baffling to me. I know you can't disclose information, and we don't want you to because we don't want to hurt the investigation. It's just such a mystery though! Usually I have a finger on what may have happened, but not this time.

    From his pictures, he looks like a really nice fun loving fellow! He's appears to be the kind of guy I wouldn't mind sitting down and having a nice craft beer with at an Irish Pub.
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  13. gketwin

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  14. gketwin

    gketwin Active Member

    Yeah, I am unfortunately not at liberty to share some details that I do have as I have been unofficially gag ordered because I accidentally gave away some details on evidence I thought was only fake news. smh
    We were being trolled on Facebook by the friends of the ex wife and boy friend so I was trying to scare them into exposing their involvement which is of course suspected.
    I mean the odds of me guessing was unreal.
    Anyways, I was told by detectives to stop or I could be prosecuted.
    I will only say that substantial evidence of foul play was collected and is being examined now and several law enforcement agencies are involved.
    The fact that such long time has passed without contact only confirms what is already a suspected reality. We hope to get justice.
    I have a background in criminal justice with a college degree in field and also law enforcement training. I have a success track record at investigations I guess you can say I do as a hobby. I can take seemingly insignificant facts or limited information and put the puzzle pieces together so they fit without needing to pound a square peg into a round hole.
    I hope to be of use here outside of this particular case regarding Justin.
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  15. gketwin

    gketwin Active Member

    Several updates and info not released to public or media but trust me investigation is ongoing and sufficient evidence is being found.
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  16. gketwin

    gketwin Active Member

    This is the area this happened and it can give you a better idea of how complicated a search can be considering the rural area and heavy trees.
    I was born and raised in this area so I know it well. It is a very small township.

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  17. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I understand why they don't want information being released. I am a graduate of our Sheriff's Office Citizens Academy, and I personally know one of the detectives, and I have been schooled in what evidence can mean down the road. I've toyed with taking a few criminal justice courses just to learn more. It is fascinating, but at this stage in my life I'm not interested in a completely new career. I really really hope you'll decide to keep posting here!

    If this case is suspected to be happening in more than one state, I can imagine there are a lot of jurisdictions involved. Is the FBI is involved? I'm not sure if they're automatically called in if the case is interstate.

    I can't help but feel terrible for this in this case. Like I said, there is just something about Justin that jumps out at me. Maybe it's the fact that he's just a year older than my oldest son, or that he is just a dad wanting to see his kids, or that he just was trying to laugh off the situation from what I saw on Facebook. It just is so sad!
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  18. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    It looks beautiful! I'll bet it's been awful cold.
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  19. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    [​IMG] Thanks for posting this additional info.
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