Thursday, March 25, 2010

Jeffrey Keith Hegwood Missing since March 20th, 1980

Jeffrey Keith Hegwood

Missing since March 20, 1980 from Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Mississippi

Classification: Missing

Vital Statistics

•Date Of Birth: February 6, 1957

•Age at Time of Disappearance: 23 years old

•Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'10"; 158 lbs.

•Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Dark brown hair; brown eyes. Hegwood wears eyeglasses or contact lenses and also suffers from seasonal allergies, including hay fever.

•Marks, Scars: He has a scar on his inner left eyebrow.

•Jewelry/Items: Hegwood was wearing a gold Bulova Acutron watch with a green safety cross on its face and the name "Robert E. Bell" engraved on the back at the time of his disappearance. He was also carrying a .25-caliber RG Model 26 pistol with serial number U020365.

Circumstances of Disappearance

Hegwood was last seen in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on March 20, 1980. He has never been heard from again.

Hegwood enjoyed hunting, fishing and canoing in 1980. He was employed as a bartender at the time of his disappearance

Interestingly, I found a Jeff Hegwood that is the spiting image of the Jeffrey Hegwood. Take a look for yourselves.
Could this be the same Jeff Heygood that has been missing for 30 years???? Stranger things have happened, for example the Sleuthster finding Lafreda Chrispen alive 15 years later. Also, why was Jeffrey wearing a watch with someone elses name engraved in it and how did they have the serial # from the gun? So many questions.....I welcome your comments.


  1. Hello. Jeff is my brother. The article does not give very much info at all. He is still missing since March 20, 1979. The campus police at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg are actually still somewhat involved in this case. The watch and gun were both purchased by Jeff quite sometime before his disappearance at a pawn shop. I looked at the photo of the Jeff Hegwood from Georgia and I really don't see that much resemblance. This has been a very big mystery for a very long time.

  2. Thank you for posting this information. I invite you to visit where there are many of us searching for the truth on your brother's case as well as many other unsolved cases.

    I am glad that you found me and could verify that the Jeff in Ga does not look like your brother. I hope that you and your family can find an answer to Jeff's disapearance.

  3. This is a note to Anon (aka Jeff's brother) Can you please clarify if Jeff went missing March 20,1980 or March 20,1979? You noted this year difference in your post and it's important if LE doesnt have the correct date. Thank you

  4. I've come across this image who appears or looks similiar to your photos. Has a scar on the inner side of eyebrow and a dimple on face and chin.

  5. He also appears to be standing in front of a bar and have other photos of him canoeing.