Johnny Joe Shields

Above: Shields, circa 1988


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 14, 1988 from Carter Lake, Iowa
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 12, 1956
  • Age: 32 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'6, 160 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Black hair, brown eyes.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A light blue down vest, a plaid flannel shirt, blue jeans and white Nike sneakers.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Shields was last seen at the home he shared with his mother in Carter Lake, Iowa on December 14, 1988. He was heard leaving at approximately 2:00 a.m. the next day. He was reported missing on December 16. He has never been heard from again.

    Shields left his pickup truck and all his belongings behind, and there hasn't been any activity on his bank account since his disappearance. He worked at a fish market in Omaha, Nebraska in 1988. Investigators suspect he was taken against his will.


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


    Source Information
    Iowa Missing Person Information Clearinghouse
    The Doe Network
    Iowa Cold Cases


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated December 12, 2013; clothing/jewelry description added, details of disappearance updated.

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