John Smith South Jr.

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Above Images: South, circa 1998


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 18, 1998 from Mountain City, Tennessee
  • Classification: Missing
  • Age: 54 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'0, 210 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown/green eyes. South's nickname is Junior.
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    Details of Disappearance

    South was last seen in Mountain City, Tennessee on December 18, 1998. He went to spend the evening with some friends and never returned. He was driving a white 1985 or 1989 Subaru Justy hatchback with a cracked left taillight and the Tennessee license plate number 292-EJW at the time of his disappearance. He has never been heard from again.

    South was supposed to meet with his family on December 20 to help decorate their Christmas tree, but he never showed up. They reported him missing after they hadn't heard from him for several days; they didn't believe he had left voluntarily. Few details are available in South's disappearance. He is a Vietnam War veteran.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Johnson County Sheriff's Department


    Source Information
    The Doe Network
    The Mountain City Tomahawk


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 21, 2012; middle name and two pictures added, distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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