Joshua Swalls

Joshua A. Swalls missing since November 4, 2012 found deceased

UPDATE – 11/26/12 – AVON – A body pulled from the pond identified as Joshua Swalls – UPDATE:  A body pulled from a pond has been positively identified as Joshua Swalls.

The Marion County Coroner Chief Deputy Alfie Ballew told  The Star they did not believe the body found in the pond was Joshua, but at roughly 2:30 p.m. 11/15/12 Joshua’s Facebook page confirmed it was him.

Swalls was pulled out of a retention pond near the Kroger store at 65th Street and Keystone Avenue on Friday.

Earlier during the search a fleece jacket was found in the pond and a  shoe was found outside the fence of the pond.  Another shoe was found at Select Sewing Service which is west of the pond.

Josh Swalls was last seen late Saturday, Nov. 3 going into the early morning of Nov. 4 near the Lakewood Lodge apartments (65th St. & Keystone Ave.) block of Timberly Drive (65th & Keystone Ave.) in Indianapolis, IN. His car was found in the parking lot of the apartment complex and his cell phone was found in the apartment of the friend he had been visiting that

A shoe belonging to 22-year-old Joshua Swalls was found near the pond by family members of the missing man and divers also found a black fleece jacket in the pond, but could not identify it as belonging to Swalls. That was when the pond was searched.


For more information, please go to his Facebook page Find Joshua Swalls.

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Joshua Swalls, 22, has been missing for two weeks  and his family and loved ones are desperately trying to locate him.

The last time the Avon man was seen or heard from, was on Sunday, November 3, 2012 when he went to hangout with friends. He was last seen leaving a friend’s apartment at the Lakewood Lodge Apartments in the 2600 block of Timberly Drive (65th & Keystone Ave.) in Indianapolis, Indiana. He hasn’t been seen or heard from since and according to the friend he was with, Joshua was drinking prior to his disappearance and he left his friend’s apartment intoxicated, leaving his cell-phone behind.  The following morning his vehicle was still parked in the parking lot of Lakewood Apartments.

Searches have been conducted in and around the complex and the Indianapolis Fire Department dive team searched a retention pond near 65th Street and Keystone Avenue after the missing man’s family located his shoe near the pond at the apartment complex. The dive team found no additional evidence and called off the search an hour later. Authorities also asked other tenants if they have seen the 22-year-old or anything unusual on the day he disappeared.

The latest search took place November 11, 2012 and family members had listed for help with volunteers to meet at the Library in Glendale Town Center at 9.a.m. which was posted on a web-page set-up for the missing man, titled Find Joshua Swalls – The search focused on wooded areas, river-bends, etc and six K-9’s helped with the search. Update’s regarding the search hasn’t been posted as of yet.

Please help find Joshua Swalls

Joshua has many loved ones and they’re all concerned about his safety.

A comment posted on the internet from a family member reads:

The hardest part of the day is night. It means we have to stop searching, it means we go back home to again realize you are not there and this nightmare continues, it means the your little sis is going to ask for you again, it means we have to deal with the silence and emptiness, it means we will wake up to start all over again, it means we will cry thousand more tears, it means we will feel we failed you, it means once again we will ask God to watch over you and that we only want him to babysit you and pray that he has not called a beautiful angel home because God doesn’t need YOU…WE DO!!!!
Sweet dreams our son as we say goodnight. God you keep him strong, warm and safe again tonight.

As Joshua’s mother was out walking this past Sunday, she found a copy of The Invitation New Testament lying in her path. The book was open when she found it and she began reading it. This is the reading she shared with everyone who attended the candlelight vigil last night:

Let no one deceive you with empty arguments, for because of these things God’s wrath is coming on the disobedient. Therefore, do not become their partners. For you were once darkness, but now you are light in The Lord. Walk as children of the light. For the fruit of the light results in all goodness, righteousness and truth discerning what is pleasing to The Lord. Don’t participate in the fruitless works of the darkness, but instead expose them. For it is shameful even to mention what is done by them in secret. Everything exposed by the light is made clear.

Ephesians 5:6-13

Description: 22-year-old Caucasian adult male, 5’11” tall, weighing approximately 160 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.  He has tattoos on the insides of both wrists.

Joshua Swalls - Tattoos

Photo of Joshua’s tattoos

If you would like additional information/updates and to show support for Joshua’s family and loved ones, please join: Find Joshua Swalls (a Facebook group created) and Find Joshua Swalls (his Twitter page)

If you have any information regarding this case you’re asked to please contact: Avon Police Department 317-327-6186 (Detective Stevens)