John Jesse Willey

Willey, circa 2018

  • Missing Since 05/09/2018
  • Missing From Morgan County, West Virginia
  • Classification Missing
  • Sex Male
  • Race White
  • Age 39 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'6, 130 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Willey may go by his middle name, Jesse.

Details of Disappearance

Willey was last seen in Morgan County, West Virginia sometime in May 2018; his last Facebook post was May 9. In the post he said, "Life is complicated." He was living and working at a local farm in the 5200 block of Highland Ridge Road, and according to the owner of the property, he left on foot and has never been heard from again. He left some of his personal belongings behind at the farm where he worked; among them was an empty handgun case.

Because Willey was often out of touch with his family for a year or so at a time, he was not reported missing until late April 2020. He has friends and family in Morgan and Berkeley Counties in West Virginia, and in Frederick County, Maryland, and had been known to travel up to a powerline cut on Sleepy Creek Mountain from Highland Ridge. The circumstances of his disappearance are unclear. His case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Morgan County Sheriff’s Department 304-258-1067

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated February 25, 2021; casefile added.