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1477DMPA - John Chocha, Jr.


Name: John Chocha, Jr.
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: July 19, 1969
Location Last Seen: Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Physical Description

Date of Birth: circa 1917
Age: 52 years old
Race: White
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 145 - 173 lbs.
Hair Color: Gray or partially gray
Eye Color: Blue
Nickname/Alias: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown


Dentals: Available
Fingerprints: Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Unknown
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Disappearance

Chocha was confined to the Harrisburg State Mental Hospital for paranoid schizophrenia. At the time, Chocha had privileges to visit the town.

Chocha was last seen when his sister went to visit him. Shortly thereafter, Chocha's wife called the hospital to say she was visiting him, and was told that he had disappeared. No one had informed his relatives of this beforehand.

There has been no activity on Chocha's social security number since his disappearance. He was declared legally dead seven years after he vanished.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Pennsylvania State Police - Troop H
Agency Contact Person: Trooper George Lokitis, Jr.
Agency Phone Number: 717-787-7777
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: H01-0785633

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 7201

Information Source(s)

National Missing Person Directory
North American Missing Persons Network

Admin Notes

Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 3/24/2017

Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team

** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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