John Andrews Cheek
Missing since December 2, 1993 from Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.
Circumstances of Disappearance
Around 23.00 on December 2, 1993 a dinner companion dropped Cheek at his black 1987 Acura Legend, parked at the Crescent Center. Cheek was intoxicated at the time. On December 2, 1993, John didn't show up for work.
On December 3, Cheek's parents filed a missing persons report. His unpacked suitcases were found in the home he'd bought at 6214 Heather in East Memphis. The garage door was open. His car was recovered parked on the Delaware exit ramp, on Interstate 55 where the highway crosses over the Mississippi River. It was about 12 miles from John's home. There were no signs of struggle. Searches of the river and its banks failed to locate John Cheek.
When he disappeared, Cheek's job was planning a conversion to a real estate investment trust. He was working 18 hour days and flying all over the world to meet with investors. Just before his disappearance, Cheek took a three-day trip to Milwaukee, Denver and Portland, Oregon, to work on the deal.
When he returned to Memphis, he went straight to his office, telling colleagues he had been awake for 72 hours at one point. During this time, something went awry with the deal, which affected Cheek greatly, causing him to leave the business trip and catch a late-night flight home to Memphis. He may have been depressed at the time.
Investigators Memphis Police Department
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