John Paul Wright
Wright, approximate photo date 2001
Missing since: 06/24/2001
Type of missing case: Lost/Injured Missing
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
Lincoln County Coroner's Office
Other information: NamUs
The Doe Network
Missouri State Highway Patrol
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Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated January 27, 2019