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Posted on: May 18, 2021

Missing Person Investigation

The City of Carbondale Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing adult, Samuel C. Washington, 77, of Carbondale, Il.  He was last seen in September of 2018 and is now being reported by family members as missing.  Washington is a black male, 5’11”, 160 lbs.  This investigation is active and ongoing.  Anyone with information regarding Washington’s possible whereabouts is asked to call the Carbondale Police Department (618-457-3200) or remain anonymous by calling 549-COPS (549-2677). 


Samuel C. Washington, 77, Carbondale, Il


Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Samuel Washington is encouraged to contact the City of Carbondale Police Department at (618) 457-3200. You may also call the Carbondale/SIU Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (618) 549-COPS (2677) or the Murphysboro/Jackson County anonymous tip line at (618) 687-COPS (2677).  Anonymous tips may also be made by selecting the “Crime Stoppers” tab located on the main page of this website.  Please help yourself, along with your county, its communities and the university campus by using these numbers if you witness, or have any information pertaining to, a crime.  Cash rewards for information which leads to an arrest are also made anonymously.   Remember, crime doesn’t pay, but Crime Stoppers does! 

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