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Case File 975DMTN

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John Smith South, Jr.
Missing since December 18, 1998 from Mountain City, Johnson County, Tennessee
Classification: Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 54 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 6'0"; 206-210 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Brown eyes; brown hair.
  • DNA: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Mr. John South was reported missing on December 17, 1998. Mr. South had made arrangements to meet with his family on December 20, 1998 to decorate a Christmas tree. The family members were not able to make contact with Mr. South for several days. His family contacted the Johnson County Sheriff's Department and filed a missing person under circumstances indicating that the disappearance was not voluntary. Mr. South's 1985, white Subaru Justy Hatchback with a cracked rear tailight, was also missing bearing a Tennessee Vehicle Registration Number: 774-HJL.
He is a Vietnam veteran.

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

Johnson County Sheriff's Department
Chief Investigator Joe Woodward

Agency Case Number: 98-0000

Source Information:
Missing Persons Johnson County
NamUs MP #14964
The Tomahawk

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