John Baptiste Reamer
Missing since March 27, 1994 from Helena, Lewis And Clark County, Montana.
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Reamer's girlfriend dropped him at his apartment on Wilder Street in Helena the night of Sunday, March 27, 1994. He had spent the weekend with her, and their son. She was surprised to find a man she didn't know at Reamer's apartment when she dropped him off. She thought Reamer might have known him from a video rental store where Reamer often rented Nintendo games.
On Monday morning, his girlfriend and her mother talked to Reamer before he left for school. Neither of the women detected anything out of the ordinary during their brief conversation with Reamer. That was the last time they talked to him. They tried calling on Tuesday and Wednesday but got no answer.
Reamer's next door neighbor recalls last seeing Reamer come home on the night of March 27. The woman said she intended to make breakfast for Reamer and her son Monday morning before the pair went on a short fishing trip, but Reamer didn't answer his door that morning.
On April 4th, he was reported missing. In his apartment were items including Reamer's billfold and his school books. His vehicle also was parked outside the residence. But his favorite cowboy hat was missing.
Reamer was under state supervision at the time of his disappearance in connection with a 1992 assault that occurred at a Manhattan, Montana, bar. Reamer received a six-year deferred sentence, along with 331 days in the Gallatin County Detention Center. Reamer was bipolar, and was not taking his medication at the time of the brawl at the bar.
There were at least a couple occasions when it was feared Reamer was suicidal, but friends or law enforcement were able to intervene before he was able to hurt himself. Though Reamer experienced some rough spots following his release from jail and move to Helena, related to drugs and alcohol, it appeared he was doing fairly well in his new life. He was working for a contractor while attending Carroll College.
In December 1993, Reamer's probation officer recommended to the court that Reamer's six-year deferred sentence be reinstated after he was picked up for an alleged DUI that involved a hit-and-run accident. In addition, the officer was concerned that Reamer had failed to complete a drug and alcohol treatment program.
All his accounts have remained dormant, with a positive balance, since his disappearance.
Investigators Helena Police Department
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Lt. Tim Coleman
Makah Tribal Police Department
Helena Police Department
Agency Case Number: HP031679; 030018
NCIC Number: M482934384 Source Information:
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