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  1. #1
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    Dec 2005

    MO - John Wagner, 16, Monroe City, 17 Feb 1968


    John Wade Wagner
    Missing since February 17, 1968 from Monroe City, Marion County, Missouri
    Classification: Endangered Missing

    Vital Statistics

    * Date Of Birth: June 27, 1951
    * Age at Time of Disappearance: 16 years old
    * Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'9"; 130 lbs.
    * Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Brown hair; blue eyes.
    * Marks, Scars: Has "tic tac toe" shaped scar on stomach.
    * Clothing: Tan colored jeans with a tan/orange plaid shirt and brown dress shoes.
    * Dentals/Fingerprints: Available

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    John Wagner was last seen dropping off his brother at a school dance at approx 2000 hours on February 17, 1968 in Monroe City, MO. John failed to pick up his brother after the dance.
    The truck that John was driving was found in an alley off of Main Street in Monroe City, MO. John Wagner has not been seen or heard from since.
    Last edited by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed; 05-01-2010 at 12:56 AM. Reason: updated doe network link

  2. #2
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    Dec 2005
    If John Wagner was alive today he would be 55 years old....

    Here is a John Wagner, who has been homeless for a number of years... he's 55 years old... could it be?

    1968 wagner on left and right

    When Wagner went missing he was 5'9"... about right....

    To read more about the homeless John Wagner and to see pics

  3. #3
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    Dec 2005
    This has intrigued me enough that I sent an email to the person who wrote the story about the homeless John Wagner. I'll post about any response I might get.

  4. #4
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    Dec 2004
    Bump - anything ever come of this?

  5. #5
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    Apr 2006


    Very interesting, I was about to send John's info to Los Angeles County's Cold Case unit as a possible match to this Unidentified male found Nov. 5, 1972
    This is the best match to my UID I have found.....


  6. #6
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    Jan 2008
    The local news station did a feature on this case several weeks ago--I had never heard the presumption that he died/was killed that night and his body disposed of. I do know when his mother passed away a few years ago he was listed as pre-deceasing her in her obituary.


  7. #7
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    Apr 2009
    Does anyone have a newspapers.com subscription that can look at this old article? The free text version is garbled and hard to read. I was able to get that he was last seen at an ice cream parlor which differs from recent reports and was just wondering if there is anything else that could be useful?



  8. #8
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    Apr 2009
    Also, this article adds that his family believes John may have been involved in an altercation with another kid that night, over a girl. His sister seems to feel that it wasn't intended for anyone to be killed, but that the person(s) involved panicked and hid his body.

    There seem to have been a lot of rumors.


    Eta: this is the same article as the connecttristates one that someone else posted, just a different url for it.
    Last edited by Odyssey; 02-13-2017 at 12:08 AM.

  9. #9
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    Oct 2014
    To think John could have possibly accidentally died, and then the kid he fought gets scared and dumps the body, presumably had help, and then just let John's family live in utter agony until they die. How the hell do you live your life knowing what you've done and what you're putting the poor family through.
    Man, he may have been okay if they'd gotten him to a hospital. Sometimes I just can't handle how horrible people are.

  10. #10
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    Jun 2016
    NAMUS: https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/4387/

    ohn Wagner was last seen dropping his brother off at a school dance at approx. 8:00 p.m. on February 17, 1968 in Monroe City, Mo. John failed to pick up his brother after the dance. The truck that John was driving was found in an alley off of Main St. in Monroe City, Mo. John Wagner has not been seen or heard from since.

    Dental x-rays and fingerprints are available.

    John's photo is shown age-progressed to 64 years (05/09/2016)

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