Joe Sjoberg (pronounced SHOW-BERG) has been missing from Madison, WI since Monday, November 29th. Originally from Washington state, 22 year-old Joe Sjoberg was reported missing after he didn’t show up at work or his apartment. Joe left with his car and cell phone and nothing indicates any foul play connected with his disappearance.
I have personally never met Joe, but he is the younger brother of two guys, Rob and Pat, that I swam with at Beloit College for several years. Because of the fact that there are not many tangible leads in Joe’s disappearance, the most important tool to use in finding Joe Sjoberg is word of mouth. Joe’s family and friends have launched an online amber alert through Facebook, Twitter, and various other social media outlets. Through these platforms, detailed information about Joe’s car and last known whereabouts, photos of Joe, “Joe is missing” fliers, and the latest information/leads have been shared quickly and viewed by a large audience. The more people who are aware of the situation and pass along the information, the quicker we find Joe Sjoberg.
That’s where you come into play. Even if you have never met Joe Sjoberg or have no direct connection to his family or friends, just sharing the information goes such a long way. As I said before, the more people who are aware of Joe Sjoberg’s disappearance, the better the chances of finding Joe sooner rather than later. Here are some simple things you can do to help find Joe Sjoberg:
- Tweet the information. Here is a simple phrase you can tweet: Please RT, #JoeSjoberg has gone missing in WI. Please help us find him. http://bit.ly/ieE12p
- Check out the Help Us Find Joe Sjoberg Facebook page.
- Join the Help Joe Missing Facebook group.
- Post a “Joe is Missing” flier.
- Look out for Joe’s license plates.
- If you know something or see something related to Joe Sjoberg, contact Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post. Please spread the word about finding Joe Sjoberg on Facebook and Twitter. My thoughts and hopes are with Rob and Pat and their family as the search continues.
Other links to check out relating to Joe:
Write-up in The Atlantic: http://bit.ly/fPzAVN
On Reddit: bit.ly/RedditFindJoe
What a small world! I read about Joe on LinkedIn and was trying to find an update on him. Your post is on Google Page 1 – woot!
I graduated from Beloit in 1993 with a degree in Creative Writing and in 1994 with my MAT. Turtle powah! And? I use the Coraline theme on my blog. Talk about your Freaky Friday – O to the M to the G.
Thanks for spreading the word. I hope all turns out ok.
Peace, blessings, and happy HO-HO-HOlidays! – Kirsten
p.s. I’m serving spiked eggnog over at my crib (http://RNTGirl.com), stop on by anytime! 😉
A fellow Creative Writing major at Beloit and teacher and Coraline theme user?! Total small world!
Glad you were able to find an update on Joe. Be sure to check out the Facebook group and the Atlantic article as well. I really hope that things turn out well for Joe and his family. The best thing is to spread the word.
Have a wonderful holiday, too! I’ll be sure to stop by for some eggnog at your crib. Haha!