John Arthur Butler

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Left and Center: John, circa 1961;
Right: Age-progression to age 65 (circa 2011)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 21, 1961 from Newport Beach, California
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: April 28, 1946
  • Age: 15 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'1, 159 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. John has several acne scars on his face. His nickname is Johnny.
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    Details of Disappearance

    John was last seen surfing in Newport Beach, California on August 21, 1961. His surfboard was later found, but he himself has never been heard from again. Few details are available in his case, but the circumstances of his disappearance indicate he probably drowned.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Santa Ana Police Department


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 13, 2012; middle name, picture and age-progression added, details of disappearance updated

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