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Case File: John Paul Wright - 4872DMMO

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John Paul Wright

  • Case Classification: Missing
  • Missing Since: June 24, 2001
  • Location Last Seen: Troy, Lincoln County, Missouri
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

  • Date of Birth: October 24, 1966
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 34 yrs
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Male
  • Height at Time of Disappearance: 6 ft
  • Weight at Time of Disappearance: 176 lbs
  • Hair Color: Crew cut
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Alias(s) / Nickname(s): Paul
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Tattoo on the back right shoulder of a red rose w/stem & green leaf; Top of knee from a chainsaw injury (unsure which knee); Previously had his jaw broken & wired; pock marks forehead
  • Dentals: Not available
  • Fingerprints: Not available
  • DNA: Not available
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Wrangler cut off blue jean shorts, no shirt, no shoes, no underwear
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Circumstances of Disappearance

    Wright, his wife and 1yr old son along with friends were spending the day on the Mississippi River. The boat ran out of gas & was anchored around the 238 mile marker, 200 yards from shore. Wright went to the front of the boat to relieve himself and fell into the water. He was unable to swim and the river was high w/a fast moving current. An effort was made to rescue Wright; however it was unsuccessful.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: Lincoln County Coroner
  • Agency Contact Person: Kelly Walters
  • Agency Phone Number: 636-528-5087
  • E-Mail

  • Agency Case Number: 0701029
  • NCIC Case Number: M601718434
  • NamUs Case Number: MP # N/A
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
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