Search continues for Haverhill man final seen 2 months in the past in Saugus

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John Lawler, 53, is believed to have left a rehab heart to go fishing on July 14. He was final seen buying fishing gear at a Walmart.

After almost two months of looking, authorities nonetheless haven’t situated 53-year-old Haverhill resident John Lawler. He was final seen in Saugus on July 14, in line with the Nationwide Lacking and Unidentified Individuals System (NamUs).

What we learn about John Lawler’s disappearance

John Lawler, 53, has been lacking from Saugus since July 14.

Sean Lawler, Lawler’s 34-year-old son, mentioned his father was staying on the Salvation Military rehab heart on Broadway in Saugus when he went lacking. He had stayed there a number of instances earlier than, Sean Lawler mentioned.

A lifelong Haverhill resident and avid fisherman, Lawler is believed to have left the rehab heart to go fishing, his son mentioned. On July 14, John Lawler left the middle along with his fishing pole and debit card, however left most of his belongings, together with his cellular phone, on the heart.

Via their investigation, Sean Lawler mentioned, police have found that on the day his father went lacking, his father withdrew $5,000 from a financial institution after which deposited it in a brand new financial institution earlier than withdrawing $40. After that, he visited a Walmart, the place he bought worms and a fishing hook and was caught on safety footage.

Lawler then visited the Burger King subsequent door the place a transaction was recorded on his financial institution information, Sean Lawler mentioned. Police are nonetheless attempting to acquire safety footage from the Burger King to get a way of the place Lawler went after leaving the restaurant.

Earlier within the day, safety footage recorded Lawler carrying a white shirt, shorts, a hat, and sneakers, Sean Lawler mentioned. However on the Walmart, safety cameras recorded him carrying a grey tank high.

Thus far, Lawler’s son mentioned, police have searched Hawkes Pond in Saugus with a dive workforce, in addition to the realm round it. It’s unclear the place else police could have searched.

Saugus police confirmed Monday that Lawler’s debit card was used the day of his disappearance however hasn’t been used since. They have been unable to offer any additional details about the seek for Lawler.

What might need occurred to John Lawler

Sean Lawler mentioned his father appreciated to be “flashy,” and that it’s potential he talked about the $5,000 to the unsuitable individual, or that the unsuitable individual overheard him speaking about it.

However extra probably, the son mentioned, his father grew to become injured whereas fishing. He mentioned this has occurred earlier than, and one time, his father needed to be pulled from the water.

John Lawler is a father of 4, a grandfather of 5, and brother of three. His son mentioned his household is fearful sick about his father.

“He’s undoubtedly not the sort to take off,” Sean Lawler mentioned. “He likes to remain near household.”

John Lawler, 53, has been lacking from Saugus since July 14. – Namus
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Lawler’s lacking individuals file describes him as a bodily match white male that’s roughly 5-foot-8 and round 190 kilos. He has brown eyes, is bald, and has two tattoos — a cranium with flames on his proper arm and a satan face on his left arm.

Residents who dwell close to the Burger King at 720 Broadway in Saugus or any close by water our bodies are requested to verify safety digicam footage from July 14 to see if it captured Lawler.

Anybody with details about Lawler’s disappearance is requested to name Saugus police at 781-941-1199.