John Davis

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Above: Davis, circa 2002

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 7, 2002 from Wendell, Idaho
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: March 13, 1921
  • Age: 81 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'10, 146 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Gray hair, blue eyes. Davis is balding. He speaks with a strong eastern accent. Davis has a snake tattoo on each leg and a tattoo of a bird on his right arm.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: White pants.
  • Medical Conditions: Davis has Alzheimer's Disease.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Davis was last seen in Wendell, Idaho on July 7, 2002. He was living at Magic Valley Manor, an assisted living facility, at the time of his disappearance. He had moved there in September 2001. He wandered away from the facility at least a dozen times before his July 2002 disappearance, and the administrator had suggested he be moved elsewhere, but Davis was always located or returned voluntarily after a short time period. After going missing on July 7, 2002, he was never heard from again. The state of Idaho attempted to revoke Magic Valley Manor's license after Davis went missing, but it was allowed to remain open and is open still.

    Davis's family believes he is deceased and, in 2007, they had him declared legally dead. In January 2008, Davis's two stepsons sued Northwest Bec-Corp, Magic Valley Manor's parent company, over his disappearance. Davis's stepsons alleged the company and the facility failed to comply with state and federal regulations and failed to ensure Davis's safety.

    Davis may have traveled to California after his disappearance. He often claimed to be a painter. His case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Wendell Police Department
    208-536-2935

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    Source Information
    Idaho Missing Person Clearinghouse
    The Magic Valley Times-News

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated February 16, 2008; details of disappearance updated.

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