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John Paul Wright






Missing person located July 2020
found
located

Wright, approximate photo date 2001


Missing since: 06/24/2001

Missing location: Winfield, Missouri

Type of missing case: Lost/Injured Missing

Gender: Male

Ethnic group: Black

Date of Birth: 10/24/1966 (53)

Age at time of disappearance: 34 years old

Height / Weight: 5'11 - 6'0, 176 pounds

Description, clothing, tattoos, other identifying markings: Cut-off blue denim Wrangler shorts.

Other characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Wright has a tattoo of a rose with a stem and green leaf on the back of his right shoulder. He has pockmarks on his forehead and a scar on his knee from a prior chainsaw injury. His jaw was previously broken and wired shut. Wright may go by his middle name, Paul.

Details at time of disappearance: Wright was last seen in Winfield, Missouri on June 24, 2001. He, his wife and their baby son were spending the day with friends on the river. Their boat ran out of gas and was anchored near the 238 mile marker, about 200 yards from short.
Wright went to the front of the boat to urinate, and fell off into the water. He couldn't swim and the river was running high and fast. He was swept away and disappeared in spite of the others' attempts to rescue him. He is presumed drowned, but his body was never found.


Other case information


Agency in charge: Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office
636-528-8546
Lincoln County Coroner's Office
636-528-5087
Other information: NamUs
The Doe Network
Missouri State Highway Patrol
Psychic detective links: https://briansprediction.com/missing/



Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated January 27, 2019