2 Jan 08
Joshua Claeys seems to have vanished without a trace.
The 22-year-old Burlington man did not return home Sunday night after drinking at a local bar.
Suspicious about his whereabouts, Claeys' wife, Misty, found his car parked at Beer Tent, 217 Valley St., late Sunday night. Inside the car were the man's wallet, gloves and hat.
Nina Carle, Joshua Claeys' mother-in-law, said he was last seen in the bar at 9:30 p.m. when the bartender refused to give him any more drinks.
Family had called Joshua Claeys' friends, local hospitals and other law enforcement jurisdictions in the hopes of finding him safe. They also have filed a missing person report at the Burlington Police Department.
Carle said they also have searched along the river, but to no avail.
"When he gets upset, he goes by the river," Carle said.
Joshua Claeys is described as a white male with blonde hair and blue eyes. He is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs approximately 185 pounds.
He sports a crew cut and was last seen wearing a white sweatshirt with a black vest, blue jeans and brown hi-top leather shoes.
Joshua has a tattoo on his left arm that reads "Thug" and a cross on his right arm.
Misty Claeys said Joshua has noticeable scars on his left hand and left thigh.
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