John Paul Parton Jr.

Parton, circa 2021

  • Missing Since 05/16/2021
  • Missing From High Ridge, Missouri
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Male
  • Race White
  • Date of Birth 04/10/2002 (21)
  • Age 19 years old
  • Height and Weight 6'0, 175 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Parton may go by his initials, JP.

Details of Disappearance

Parton was last seen leaving his residence in High Ridge, Missouri on May 16, 2021. After he got home from work that day, he told his parents he was going camping with friends and would be back the next day.

Later that same night, Parton called his parents and said he and three friends had broken into a certain property and stolen money and valuables worth about $2,000. Two days earlier, he had been asked to leave that property by the landlord after an altercation between Parton and his girlfriend.

Parton told his parents he felt guilty about the burglary and that there had been a dispute over how the proceeds of the crime should be divided. He never returned home, and the call to his parents confessing involvement in a burglary was the last indication of his whereabouts. They reported him missing on May 24.

His parents said it's extremely uncharacteristic of him to leave without warning, especially for this long, and they're concerned for his safety. His case remains unsolved and the circumstances are unclear.

Investigating Agency

  • Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office 636-797-5000

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated May 17, 2022; casefile added.