Information sought on missing Lake Charles man

Posted at 2:48 PM, Jun 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-19 15:48:40-04

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking for a 47-year-old Lake Charles man who has been missing since the end of May.  

Joel J. Whitten was last seen at his residence on Canvasback Street in Lake Charles, according to detectives. He is described as five-feet 11-inches, 230 pounds, with shoulder length straight brown hair.   

Whitten is known to frequent gas stations and wooded homeless camps. He also suffers from medical issues which require daily medication.

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s assistance in locating Whitten.  If anyone sees him or knows of his whereabouts, contact CPSO Detective Brandon Peresich at (337)491-3637.