Johannes Martinhus Potgieter

Above: Potgieter, circa 2004


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 8, 2004 from Columbia, Louisiana
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: September 14, 1964
  • Age: 49 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'1, 210 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Potgieter has several pins implanted in one hand from a prior rugby injury. He is a South African national.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A t-shirt, blue jeans and sneakers.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Potgieter wwas last seen in Columbia, Louisiana on July 8, 2004. He was fishing on the Mississippi River with his father-in-law when he fell into the water and disappeared. He has never been heard from again. Potgieter is originally from South Africa and moved to Louisiana about five years before he went missing. He is presumed to have drowned.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Cladwell Parish Sheriff's Office


    Source Information
    Louisiana Repository for Unidentified and Missing People


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated May 9, 2017; casefile added.

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