Johnnie H. Ball

Above: Ball, circa 1988


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 27, 1988 from Kansas, Oklahoma
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 60 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'7, 220 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Ball was last seen at his Kansas, Oklahoma home on September 27, 1988. He left the residence in a green Dodge in the middle of the night after someone drove up outside and honked. Ball never returned and has never been heard from again. While his wife of forty years was at work the next day, someone came to the residence and took some of Ball's clothes and a puppy.

    The day before his disappearance, Ball told his brother-in-law he was coming into some money and, if all went well, he would be set for life. It's unclear whether this has anything to do with his disappearance. Ball never signed up for Social Security benefits when he became eligible, and his family believes he was murdered. Police have searched several wells for his remains, but his body has never been found. The prime suspect in his disappearance is now dead.

    Ball was declared legally dead in 1996. His case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Delaware County Sheriff's Office


    Source Information
    The Daily Oklahoman
    KHBS NW Arkansas
    The Grand Lake News


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 7, 2017; middle initial, height and weight added, distinguishing characteristics updated.

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