SAUGUS — Local and state police are searching for John Lawler, 53, who officials said has not been seen since he left his dwelling at the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center near Route 1A roughly two months ago.
According to the Department of Justice’s missing-persons database NamUs, Lawler, originally from Haverhill, was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and holding a fishing rod as he walked toward Route 1A on July 14. Lawler’s NamUs profile states that he left all of his belongings, including his cell phone, in his room.
The database describes Lawler as a physically active man who likes to ride his bicycle and work out at his local gym. He is roughly 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighs 180 to 200 pounds, and has a flame-and-skull tattoo on his right arm and a devil-face tattoo on his left arm.
Massachusetts State Police dive-and-search teams looked for Lawler in the areas of Hawkes Pond and Walden Pond on Wednesday. In a Facebook post, Lawler’s son Josh DeVeau wrote that he searched the coast of Hawkes Brook and the area of Breakheart Reservation near Upper Pond for days, but could not find his father.
Those with any information that could be used to assist law-enforcement officers in their search can call the Saugus Police Department at (781) 233-1740.