The Doe Network:
Case File 1966DMCA


John Warren Smith Jr.
Missing since April 26, 1996 from Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California
Classification: Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: September 5, 1958
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 38 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 6'1"; 165 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Brown/hazel eyes; brown hair.
  • Marks, Scars: Two Tattoo's: one of the sun, shown below, another unknown.
  • Clothing: He wore Levis jeans and short sleeve shirts or t-shirts.
  • Medical Conditions: John was depressed at the time of his disappearance.
  • AKA: Squeaky
  • Dentals: Available
  • DNA: Available


Circumstances of Disappearance
John's vehicle was located at the roadside with his personal belongings in it.
It was found by highway 9 at mile marker 26.86. It is very mountainous with many deep ravens. There is a trail that goes to this region west to the pacific ocean. The trail follows some ridges and other times follows natural contours of the mountain sides.
He is known for his wood carvings. He was a very artistic man, doing drawings, carvings and special woodwork on houses.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Santa Cruz County Sheriffs Department
Sgt. Alan Burt

Agency Case Number: 96-04782

NCIC Number: M927509803
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
Phoenis Heart
NamUs MP #1448

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