John Wagner Jr.

Above: Wagner, circa 1994


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 2, 1994 from Vallejo, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: November 2, 1968
  • Age: 26 years old
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair.
  • Medical Conditions: Wagner was addicted to methamphetamine in 1994.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Wagner was last heard from on November 2, 1994, when his mother called him on his birthday. His mother stated that he was "a mess" and "scared to death" because he'd witnessed the murder of 24-year-old Michael Agustin in August 1994. Wagner has never been heard from again.

    Wagner's statement to authorities about Agustin's murder was recorded on tape, but it wasn't entered into evidence at the trial of the accused murderer, Bradley Hoover. Hoover was convicted of Agustin's murder in July 2011, nearly seventeen years after the crime was committed. Wagner knew him; Hoover was his drug supplier.

    It's unclear whether Wagner's disappearance was related to the murder case, but it's uncaracteristic of him to be out of touch with his family and he is missing under suspicious circumstances. His case remains unsolved.


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


    Source Information
    The San Jose Mercury News


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 19, 2013; casefile added.

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