John Stephen Kozma

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Above Images: Kozma, circa 1996


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 20, 1996 from Phoenix, Arizona
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: December 27, 1916
  • Age: 79 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4 - 5'5, 130 - 140 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Gray hair, brown eyes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Kozma was last seen in Phoenix, Arizona on November 20, 1996. It's unclear why he left his trailer home near 27th Avenue and Osborn Road, but he may have gone into the Superstition Mountains to look for gold: he left behind a handwritten note that read, "Gold-panning trip." Kozma has no known living relatives; it was his senior dancing group that reported him missing. He has never been heard from again. Few details are available in his case.


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


    Source Information
    The Arizona Republic


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 10, 2016; details of disappearance updated.

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