Name: John Lipuma
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: June 14, 2001
Location Last Seen: L'Anse, Baraga County, Michigan
Date of Birth: circa 1948
Age: 53 years old
Weight: 165 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Partially bald, receding hairline, hair worn short.
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Initial inquiry underway.
Clothing: Possibly a FOG brand windbreaker-style jacket.
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
Lipuma and his wife, Jane Lipuma, took a 16-foot green plastic canoe into rough waters in Lake Superior on June 14, 2001. The canoe was later found on the shoreline, along with life jackets and personal effects. Michigan State Police troopers recovered John's car at a campground in Marquette County, Michigan. Jane's body was found on July 14, 2001 near Trout Point in Munising, Michigan.
Agency Name: Michigan State Police
Agency Contact Person: Trooper Jason Rota
Agency Phone Number: 906-524-6162
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 88-556-01
NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 9607
Added: 1/27/2012; Last Updated: 12/28/2016
Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team
** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.