The Doe Network:
Case File 3866DMMN


John Patrick Morrissey
Missing since July 14, 1999 from International Falls, Koochiching County, Minnesota
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: July 26, 1936
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 62 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 6'0"; 180 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Brown, graying hair; brown eyes.
  • Clothing: Morrissey was not wearing a shirt with unknown other clothing.
  • Medical: Morrissey has a history of mental illness and has not been taking his medication; suffering from depression.
  • DNA: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
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.

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

Koochiching County Sheriff's Department

Agency Case Number: 1999070114

Source Information:
North American Missing Persons Network
St. Paul Pioneer Press
NamUs MP #12038

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