John Wade Wagner

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Top Row and Bottom Left: John, circa 1968;
Bottom Right: Age-progression to age 64 (circa 2015)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 17, 1968 from Monroe City, Missouri
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: June 27, 1951
  • Age: 16 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'9, 130 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. John has a scar on his abdomen, shaped like a tic tac toe.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A tan and orange plaid shirt, tan jeans and brown dress shoes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    John was last seen dropping his younger brother off at a school dance in Monroe City, Missouri at approximately 8:00 p.m. on February 17, 1968. He never picked up his brother after the dance and has never been heard from again. The next day, John's truck was found abandoned in an alley off of Main Street in Monroe City. His keys, coat and gloves were inside it.

    There were rumors after John's disappearance that he was killed in an altercation with a local boy, possibly a fight over a girl. The stories have not been confirmed, however. John's mother and brother are now deceased, but his father and sister are alive and hope for resolution in his case. His family has had a tombstone made for him; it sits in Palmyra Cemetry. His disappearance remains unsolved.


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


    Source Information
    The Doe Network
    KHQA 7
    Unsolved in the News
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children


    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 3, 2016; age-progression updated.

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