Actual photos of unidentified male; Age-progressed to 21 years (circa 1997)
Date of Discovery: September 21, 1990
Location of Discovery: Maryland Heights, Saint Louis County, Missouri
Estimated Date of Death: N/A - Living
State of Remains: N/A - Living
Cause of Death: N/A - Living
Estimated Age: 13 years old
Weight: 108 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: A 4-inch scar on his breastbone and a 1-inch scar on the left side of his chest.
Dentals: Not available. He has gaps between his teeth.
Fingerprints: Not available.
DNA: Not available.
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
An unidentified boy was taken into police custody after being suspected of being a runaway. Initially placed in Youth Emergency Services in St. Louis, Missouri, he was transferred to a children's shelter on September 21, 1990, in Maryland Heights, Missouri. He said his name was Johnny Lee Mills. He also used the aliases of Steve Johnson and Randi Smith. He ran away from the shelter before his identity could be confirmed. All the information he provided turned out to be false and his true identity was never established.
Originally, he was listed as a missing person under the name Johnny Lee Mills. After this name proved to be false, he was removed from NCIC in 2008. Subsequently, the National Center For Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) closed his case.
There were theories regarding his being a victim of a serial killer who focused on young male prostitutes. It is claimed that there were several unidentified victims and two of them fit the description of "Johnny Lee Mills."
Recent discussions with the investigating agency indicate that this information regarding a serial killer is not correct as there was no serial killer of young boys in the area at the time "Johnny Lee Mills" appeared and disappeared. The case file has been lost, but it was recalled that "Johnny" was not forthcoming with information and indicated that he had been on his own for a long time and "worked" the truck stops.
Due to there being no way to establish his identity and no living relatives could be found, the investigating agency considers the case closed.
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Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: Unknown
NCIC Case Number: Not entered - Removed in 2008
NamUs Case Number: Not listed
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