Name: John Patrick Morrissey
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: July 14, 1999
Location Last Seen: International Falls, Koochiching County, Minnesota
Date of Birth: July 26, 1936
Age: 62 yrs old
Weight: 180 lbs
Hair Color: Brown/Graying
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: None
Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
Clothing: Last seen shirtless with unknown other clothing.
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
John Morrissey was last spotted two miles south of Margie on U.S. 71 - or about 45 miles southwest of International Falls in northern Minnesota. A sheriff's deputy had been dispatched to check on Morrissey when residents in the area reported that a man was sitting suspiciously in his car on the side of the road. When the deputy arrived, Morrissey refused any assistance. The officer returned a couple hours later and the man was gone. Morrissey had left his personal belongings and two dogs in the car.
Morrissey grew up in St. Paul and attended St. Thomas Academy and the University of Minnesota. He worked in the construction industry and taught carpentry at St. Paul Technical Institute for 21 years. He was an active member of the Democratic Party and the Knights of Columbus. He left behind a wife, and six children.
Agency Name: Koochiching County Sheriff's Department
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 218-283-4416
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 1999070114
NCIC Case Number: N/A
NamUs Case Number: 12038
St. Paul Pioneer Press
Added: 10/6/2008 Last Updated: 4/28/2017
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** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.