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    TN - John Thrasher, 22, Cookeville, 15 Aug 2004

    I was browsing across the AMW website and this guy was on there. I have never heard of him before this. Picture on the website.

    http://www.amw.com/missing_persons/case.cfm?id=37090


    Personal Website:
    http://www.johnmatthewthrasher.com/



    John Thrasher disappeared on Saturday, August 14, 2004, from the Putnam County Fair in Cookeville, Tennessee.
    No one has seen nor heard from him since. So what really happened to John that night?
    Description
    Age: 21 Height: 6'1" Weight: 180 lbs.
    Hair Color: Brown Eye Color: Brown
    If you have any information concerning this case,
    please contact The Livingston Police Department at (931) 823-5635 immediately

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    He has a Charley Project casefile: http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...sher_john.html

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    http://www.waaytv.com/Global/story.asp?S=8787469

    5 August 08

    Searchers in a sinkhole have failed to find the body of a young Overton County man missing for four years.

    Rescuers rappelled their way down into a 160-foot sinkhole on Linder Mountain, but did not find the body of John Matthew Thrasher, missing since August 2004.

    Overton County Sheriff W.B. Melton said the sinkhole was searched because of a tip in the case.

    Thrasher was 21 when he disappeared. He was last seen at the Putnam County Fair.

    The sheriff said the investigation and the search will continue.

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    Investigators Hope Water Searches Uncover In Cases

    Posted: Nov 18, 2008 12:47 AM EST

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    Investigators Hope Water Searches Uncover Clues In Missing Persons Cases
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    Divers Suspend Search For Body
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    Divers Suspend Search For Body

    LIVINGSTON, Tenn. - A Federal Bureau of Investigation dive team suspended its search for a body in Overton County Monday.

    Divers and crews searched inside Standing Stone State Park. Cadaver dogs indicated that they sniffed something in the water. According to Overton County Sheriff's investigators, sonar readings indicated a body may have been in the water.

    Six FBI divers from Virginia didn't find any human remains in the state park, which covers nearly 11,000 acres on the Cumberland Plateau in north-central Tennessee.

    "You know, you're looking for one person and you end up having to use the dogs and of course, you speculate that possibly it could be something and that's the only person that I know of that we have missing in Overton County," said Overton County Sheriff's detective Gary Ledbetter about John Matthew Thrasher.

    The 21-year-old vanished from the Putnam County fair in 2004. It remains an unsolved case.

    Divers Monday searched the same area were two weeks ago murder victim Jennifer Cornell first went missing. Her body was not found either in the water.

    "Any leads we get we try to track down. We were not necessarily hoping to find a body today, but we were hoping to get some closure if was John actually there," Ledbetter said.

    Thrasher's mother said she is hopeful for an unexpected outcome, but realistic about the prospect that her son won't be found alive.

    The dam inside the state park was the site of a search two weekends ago for Cornell.

    "There may be some things in the future we may try just to make absolutely sure that there's not somebody out there," Ledbetter said.

    He more water searches are a very real possibility. He doesn't regret summoning FBI divers from Virginia on a hunch based on two cadaver dogs.

    If anyone has information on John Thrasher's whereabouts, call the Livingston City Police at 931-823-6496. Investigators said callers can remain anonymous.

    http://www.newschannel5.com/Global/story.asp?S=9368177

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    I was going thru NamUs just a couple of minutes ago and saw John's picture there. He disappeared just right down the road from me. I think the fairgrounds is 2 miles.

    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/178/109

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    John Thrasher's Vitals:
    Date of Birth: November 26, 1982
    Date Missing: August 15, 2004
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 21 years old
    From City/State: Overton County, Tennessee
    Missing from: Overton and/or Putnam County, Tennessee
    Height: 6' 0" to 6' 1"
    Weight: 180 lbs
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Brown
    Tattoos: "Thrasher" written in Old English on inside right forearm, tattoo of a 1" wide "rope" with a "knot" around left bicep, tattoo across back of neck, tattoo of an unusual design with the initials "JT" in the center across lower back.
    Clothing: White T-shirt with logo and blue jeans.

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    Praying for his family,LE, and the searchers!
    "If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it."
    - John Irving in A Prayer for Owen Meany

    Unless I provide a link or refer to a specific link, all my ramblings are theories, speculation, scenarios based on what info is available and my own unique life experiences.

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    To John's family, I just wanted you to know that on this Easter Sunday, John is not forgotten~


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    crazy how many cases there are in TN that ive never heard of at all this being one glad this was started
    ~*you never know how much you miss a person until you actually have to miss them*~

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    Pickett County Press: August 2015 | Overton County man still missing after almost 11 years
    - By: Joshua Savage - NamUs Communications, Administrative Specialist



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