John Chocha Jr.

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Above: Chocha, circa 1969

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May or June 1969 from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 52 years old
  • Height: 6'0, 145 - 173 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Gray hair, blue eyes.
  • Medical Conditions: Chocha suffers from paranoid schizophrenia.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Chocha was confined to the Harrisburg State Mental Hospital in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1969. His sister visited him sometime during May or June of that year. A few weeks kater, Chocha's wife called the hospital to say she was visiting him, and was told that he had disappeared. No one had informed his relatives of this beforehand. Chocha had privileges to visit the town at the time of his disappearance.

    Chocha has never been heard from again. There has been no activity on his Social Security number since his disappearance. He was declared legally dead seven years after he vanished, but few details are available in his case and it remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Pennsylvania State Police
    717-671-7500

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    Source Information
    The Doe Network
    NamUs

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 20, 2012; height added, distinguishing characteristics updated.

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