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8/1/2013 6:00:00 AM
Missing man, possibly suicidal, prompts call from police for help
Justin Michael Hamblett
Justin Michael Hamblett
Doug McMurdo
Miner Staff Reporter

KINGMAN - Kingman Police seek the public's help in locating Justin Michael Hamblett, 32, who moved to Kingman from Oregon about three months ago.

According to Deputy Police Chief Rusty Cooper, Hamblett has not been seen since July 15, when he reportedly went for a walk and never returned.

"The circumstances surrounding Hamblett's disappearance is such that family and officials are concerned for his health and welfare," said Cooper in an email.

Hamblett made comments on his Facebook page the day he disappeared and in the days leading up to his disappearance that indicate he was depressed and possibly suicidal.

"Don't do anything stupid, goodbye, world, I loved you," he wrote on July 15.

Hamblett is a black male, 5-foot-9 and 140 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

He has been entered into the national database as a missing and endangered person, said Cooper.

Anyone with information is asked to contact KPD detectives at (928) 753-2191, report anonymously to Mohave Silent Witness at (928) 753-1234, or report tips online at Click on the "Give A Tip" link.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2013
Article comment by: Linda Athens

I'm so sorry for the death of this handsome young man. My deepest sympathy to the family. What a tragic loss.

I will pray daily for answers you undoubtedly badly need and pray for you some peace.

Posted: Friday, August 30, 2013
Article comment by: The Last Straw

To the family of Justin Hamblett,

Please do all you can to investigate this tragedy. Kingman is a terribly prejudice community. I know, I lived there for 12 years. I'm so sorry for your loss, but please do all you can. Get a good lawyer, call the FBI, question the Kingman Police Department. Be strong, persevere. Comments from those like "the bishop" are what is expected from most in Kingman.

Posted: Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Article comment by: the bishop

Really?? When did "dis" become a word? Just curious...

Posted: Saturday, August 3, 2013
Article comment by: anonymous anonymous

This sounds like one of them stories we will see on one of them crime shows with a not nice ending! At a glance one might believe the initial story but if these folks posting are his relatives this might be a murder and moving from Oregon and going missing here is suspicious as well! This sounds oddly like the case in eastern USA where several men were lured to a fake job offering and were robbed and murdered after answering a craigslist ad! Turned out no job existed just a serial killer awaiting them!

Posted: Saturday, August 3, 2013
Article comment by: Cynthia Clouser

Anyone who knows someones password can write what they want people to hear/think. If the family says he is not suicidal, then likely he's not. Justin is my nephew...I remember him as a cheerful and happy child. I haven't seen him for awhile, but all of his pictures portray a happy content young man, I hope this is taken seriously, family is family.We will not just sit by and let this go away. Please Kingman, Arizona authorities...take this serious. Talk to anyone he knows there...someone knows something. And to the people there he knows, pleas put yourself in his family's find him.

Posted: Friday, August 2, 2013
Article comment by: Heather Hensley

We miss you, Justin! Please come home, or at least call! xoxox

Posted: Friday, August 2, 2013
Article comment by: kishia davis

family is very confused justin had never had a history of depression and would never take himself from a very well loved child he is a beautiful father that enjoys being with his only daughter and will be loved we will forcefully keep pressing for the right answers and pray for JUSTUS!!!
It's truly in GODS hands
please give us closer !!!

Posted: Friday, August 2, 2013
Article comment by: Ezra Jenkins

first off i wanna say my cousin is not suicidal an never has been an two who said that my cousin is suicidal cause anyone who knows my cousin knows hes not like that an wouldn't hurt a sole this is all a bunch of B.S. people don't come up missing for no reason !!! dis is not even right this headline really is not OK who ever said that is wrong an needs to at least contact the family to see who he really was my cousin moved down here to meet a women an comes up missing this is BS all of get on your job !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! found his phone in the desert deleted does that sound right no !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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