Missing: Joseph Bushling
Missing From: Dugway, Utah
Missing Date: May 08, 2011
Race: Caucasian Sex: Male
Age at Time Missing: 26
Weight: 180-210 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Green
Tattoos: Tribal on left bicep from shoulder along outside edge of arm down to elbow, American flag on right shoulder, Jeremy 88-00 on left chest, Celtic tattoo on neck.
Scars/Piercings/Unique Marks: Appendectomy scar, gallbladder scar.
Other: According to last phone call made in distress, Joe was wearing shorts and flip-flops.
Police Agency: Tooele County Sheriff’s Office, Lt. Herrea at 435-882-5600
Case Number: 2011-002298 NamUs MP #: 11579
Circumstance: Army Specialist, Joseph Bushling a soldier stationed at the Army base in Dugway, Utah drove out into the desert in a 2011 black Mitsubishi Lancer on May 8, 2011. At 7:00 pm, he called a friend saying he ran out of gas and was going to try to walk back to the base. He was in distress as it was cold and raining and he had lost his flip-flops. His vehicle was found abandoned in a deep ravine six days later, 64 miles from Dugway. Some distance away his hat was also found. No further evidence has been found in this case and Joseph has not been seen or heard from since. On Nov. 1, 2014, Joseph was given military honors after being declared dead.