John R. Yates

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Above Images: Yates, circa 2003


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 16, 2003 from Yell County, Arkansas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: August 4, 1920
  • Age: 82 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'9, 180 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Graying red hair, blue eyes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Yates resided in Hot Springs, Arkansas in June 2003. On June 16 he travelled to Yell County, Arkansas to go fishing. He was last seen at a convenience store in Rover in Yell County. He planned to fish in the town of Onyx. He has never been heard from again.

    Yates's truck was found abandoned on June 17, on County Road 130 off State Highway 314 in Onyx. He would normally park the vehicle and go on foot to the river to go fishing. An extensive search of the area produced no clues as to Yates's whereabouts. His case remains unsolved.


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



    Source Information
    Yell County Sheriff's Department


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 27, 2011; picture and weight added, distinguishing characteristics updated.

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