John Lawrence McMeel

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Above Images: McMeel, circa 1997


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 14, 1997 from Burlingame, California
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date of Birth: July 18, 1966
  • Age: 31 years old
  • Date of Birth: 6'1, 190 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Graying brown hair, blue eyes. McMeel has a scar on his chest extending from his collarbone to his navel, the result of a severe childhood burn. He has a thick Irish accent. Some agencies spell his middle name "Laurence."
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    Details of Disappearance

    McMeel was last seen in Burlingame, California on November 14, 1997. He had left his native Ireland in 1996 to travel the world. He arrived in the San Francisco Bay area in March 1997. McMeel kept in contact with his sister in Massachusetts on a regular basis and she sent him money. All contact between them ceased in November 1997. She reported him missing the following year. There's been no indication of McMeel's whereabouts since 1997. Few details are available in his case.


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


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    America's Most Wanted


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated May 7, 2011; casefile added.

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