John Clifton Butler

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Above Images: Butler, circa 1994


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: 1994 from Santa Monica, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: July 22, 1951
  • Age: 43 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'10, 130 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Butler may have a beard.
  • Medical Conditions: Butler has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Butler was last known to be living on the streets in Santa Monica, California sometime during 1994. He has never been heard from again. In 1999, his father died and left him a substantial inheritance, and his family members were unable to locate him to inform him. They reported him missing at this time. Butler was hospitalized in several mental institutions in California and Oregon prior to his disappearance. He attempted to travel to Belgium in 1984, but was immediately returned to the United States due to his mental condition.

    Butler was reported as a missing person by his brother, who is now deceased. Investigators have lost contact with all his other relatives, so they do not have DNA to compare with any unidentified remains. His fingerprints are available, however. Butler's case remains unsolved.


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



    Source Information
    Santa Monica Police Department
    The Santa Monica Daily Press
    Porchlight International for the Missing and Unidentified


    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 16, 2016; two pictures added.

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