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Thursday 06/16/2022 3:30 PM - At-Risk Missing Person

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: At-Risk Missing Person
Date and Time of Incident: 6-15-22, Approximately 3:45 PM
Place of Occurrence: 1100 block of Pacific Avenue, Oceano
Victim Information: Joseph Cox, 49, Oceano
Suspect Information: N/A
Details of News Release: On 6-15-22, the Sheriff's Office received a report from a family member of an at-risk missing person out of Oceano. Joseph Cox is described as a 49-year-old White male adult. He was last seen leaving his residence at approximately 3:45 PM. At that time, it's believed Cox was having a mental health crisis. Detectives have made contact with the family, made notification to local law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout, and have checked a number of locations along the coast where Cox has visited in the past. Cox is 5' 8" tall, 150 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing a black hat, white T-shirt, blue jeans and black shoes. Cox was seen driving away from the residence in a 2008 Gold Chevy Malibu with a California license plate of 6HGR522. If anyone has information on his whereabouts, please contact the Sheriff's Office at 805-781-4550.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Thursday 06/16/2022 3:30 PM