Posts tagged ‘South Dakota’

AJ Lufkins Last Seen Three Years Ago At A Bar In Sisseton

Photo of Andrew Lufkins taken Sept 9, 2009. Eight months prior to his disappearance.


Full Name: Andrew Jon Lufkins
Birthdate: October 14, 1986
Missing From: Sisseton, SD
Missing Since: 04-07-2010
Age Then: 23
Age Now: 25 (will be 26 in April 2013)
Race: Native American
Sex: male
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 160 pounds
Hair: black Eyes: Brown
Other: Known for wearing hats and du-rags.

Andrew Lufkins, known by many as “AJ”, was last seen on the night of April 7, 2010 outside the American Legion bar in Sisseton, South Dakota. He hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

According to witnesses who were at the bar that night, Lufkins had gotten into a verbal/physical altercation with another man. Foul play is suspected.

Andrew Lufkins is missed. Loved ones have a Facebook page In Loving Memory of Andrew “A.J” Lufkins. Although he hasn’t been located, many who know him presume he is no longer alive.

One family member published a comment in September 2012.

I know u & dad will be watching over us. Me & Ida really miss u both. Pray we find answers soon. I’ll see u soon on the other side.

The same family member wrote about her frustrations of not knowing where AJ is;

Everybody seems to have forgotten u. No one speaks ur name anymore. WTH? Wat if it was their son or daughter? I get so angry as each day passes. No one hears my cries. I just wish this pain would go away. I dont know wat to do anymore.

I can understand her frustrations. It’s true alot of men who go missing don’t get the media attention that others might receive. This is why I try to post people of different ages, genders, races and backgrounds. I think everyone’s family deserves answers and closure.

If you have any information regarding this case you’re asked to please contact:
South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation
Special Agent Mark Black
(605) 216-0937
Sisseton Police Department
(605) 698-3932

New Reconstruction of Pasco County John Doe Found Murdered Over 23 Years Ago


Reconstruction of murdered man found in Dade City, Florida in the Winter of ’89

11/06/12, DADE CITY, FLORIDA  — Forensics experts from University of South Florida have teamed up with the Pasco County Sheriff’s office to recreate the face of an unidentified “John Doe” who was located deceased near an orange grove in the Winter of 1989. The reconstruction of this individual is fairly new despite the fact that his identity has remained unknown for over twenty-three years.

The remains of ‘John Doe’ were found on January 24, 1989 by an artifact hunter in Dade City, FL and authorities believe he may have been dead for up to two years prior to his discovery. According to Pasco County Police, he had been shot twice in the head and when his skeletal remains were discovered he was nothing more than bones and clothes, weathered by years in the open field.

Shoes: Together, they have been able to ascertain that John Doe was a white male between 30 and 50 Years old. He was 5'7

John Doe was wearing cowboy boots (pictured above) when he was discovered in an open field near an orange grove.

He is described as a Caucasian adult male between the ages of 30 and 50 Years old, 5’7” inches tall with long    auburn hair. He also had several tattoos which included a Confederate flag, a Nazi symbol and the initials HFD and had a pair of brown Givenchy glasses on him. 

He was wearing a ‘Black Hills of South Dakota’ sleeveless shirt with a Native American picture on the back Indian on back and wore weathered light brown cowboy boots with mismatched socks, one of the socks were white with red stripes and the other was grey with blue strips.

He was found wearing blue mechanic-type pants with the name RANDY labelled on it, which could be a big clue in identifying him.

‘We’re really looking for the public’s involvement in this case because that’s what’s going to solve it,’ Detective David Boyer from the Pasco County Police Department.

‘There’s somebody out there that once they see this photo, it’s going to bring back some memories,’ Pasco Sheriff Nocco said. ‘Somebody knows something out there.’


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If you have any information regarding this cold case, please contact: Detective Boyer at 352-518-5002. And for more information on the case go to: