Missing: Mark Bakotic II
Last Seen: Dec. 30, 2016
Location last known: New Orleans, LA
Height: 6’4″ tall
Weight: 185 lbs.
Hair: Short, brown
Facial: May be unshaven
Clothing: Last known wearing a blue
long-sleeve button-down shirt and blue jeans.
Other: His hair, when grown out, is thick and curly. May be
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Mark Bakotic II or the women identified as persons of interest, Karima Peters and Brittany Pinera, is asked to call Fifth District detective Johnny Magee at 504.658.6050 or Crimestoppers at 504.822.1111.
Circumstance: US Navy Veteran, Mark Bakotic, disappeared Dec. 30, 2016 after out with friends. It is quite possible he is living in homeless camps, disoriented. Two women were arrested for using his credit cards only hours after his disappearance. Family have been searching the streets nearly every day, driving in from Mississippi. One woman, who believed she spoke with him said he “didn’t appear to be cognizant of who he was.” Mark, a music deejay, is very sociable and well-liked. If spotted, try to capture a cell phone pic to aid with bookmarking the location and to help investigators ID him. Call 9-1-1.
CrimeStoppers is offering a $2,500 reward for tips that lead to the felony arrest of a perpetrator if a crime was committed against Bakotic. Family is also offering a $7,500 reward to anyone who simply finds Mark.