The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office released the following this morning (May 13): John Raymond Lugo, Jr., who was reported missing to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office after he was last seen by his wife on Thursday, May 7, 2015, was located yesterday at a relative’s home in Jacksonville. According to the investigation, deputies were provided information from Lugo’s wife late yesterday evening that he may have been staying at a home located on the Westside of Jacksonville. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office was sent to the address and located John. He was okay and wished to stay at his relative’s home.
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May 12–The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating 31-year-old John Raymond Lugo Jr., a resident of 1 Wellham Lane B in Palm Coast, who went missing the evening of Thursday, May 7, after telling his wife that he was going to get dinner.
He never came home that evening. His wife Jeanette Lugo, 27, said she did not immediately report him missing because he has done “things like this” in the past, and because she did not believe he would be gone for so long, according to an incident report.
Lugo may be driving a blue 2002 Dodge Durango bearing Florida tag DQSZ67, VIN 1B4HR48N02F138862. The rear window of the vehicle has a decal of “Olaf” from the Disney movie “Frozen” and the quote, “Do you want to build a snowman?” In addition, the vehicle possibly has a trailer attached with lawn equipment inside. The vehicle is registered to John. According to his wife, Lugo left the house without a suitcase. He was wearing a striped polo shirt and a pair of jeans, and may have been heading for Jacksonville.
Lugo is a white male, 5’10” tall, weighs 200 pounds.
Jeanette told police that she has been in contact with her husband’s family, but no one has seen him or heard from him in days. She herself did not hear anything else back from husband despite texting and calling him repeatedly. Since going missing, Lugo has missed three separate landscaping jobs over the weekend.
Surrounding counties and Duval County were informed of the missing status. John Lugo is in the third year of a three-year probation term for battery by strangulation and obstructing an officer, to which he pleaded guilty in 2012. A condition of his probation is that he must have no contact with alcohol or drugs. Probation also includes regular reporting requirements. Jeanette Lugo petitioned for divorce three years ago, but the case was eventually dismissed.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of John Lugo is asked to call the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office at 386-313-4911 in reference to case number 2015-48933.