D'Aquisto disappeared from his home in Asheville, North Carolina on Friday, January 11th, 2002. He drove off in his truck and has not been seen since. His vehicle was found in the parking lot of the La Quinta Inn in Kingsport, Tennessee. The police have not found any records that indicate he stayed at the La Quinta Inn, or used local airport, train station, or bus station. Joe left behind his personal effects, even his beloved camera. He is an avid photographer and takes his camera with him everywhere. He is not an impulsive man, and is very responsible. Joe is considered to be involuntarily missing.