John Darwin Chesley

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Above Images: Chesley, circa 2014

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 24, 2014 from Oroville, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: July 26, 1932
  • Age: 81 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8, 143 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Gray hair, blue/green eyes. Chesley has a large, flat mole on his back. He is hearing-impaired.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A long-sleeved blue flannel button-down shirt, a white tank top, blue jeans, dark-colored sneakers, a large Black Hills gold ring and a wedding band.
  • Medical Conditions: Chesley suffers from dementia.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Chesley was last seen on his residence in the 100 block of Peak View Drive in Oroville, California at 1:00 p.m. on February 24, 2014. He was outside doing yard work when he left home on foot and has never been heard from again. An extensive search of the area turned up no indication of his whereabouts; it's possible he was picked up by a passing motorist. Chesley is a veteran of the Korean War. Foul play is not suspected in his case, but due to his age and state of health, there is concern for his safety. His case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Butte County Sheriff's Department
    530-538-7434

    OR
    530-538-3828

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    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    NamUs
    News 10
    KRCR TV 7
    Butte County Sheriff's Office

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 14, 2015; casefile added.

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