John Smith South Jr.
South, approximate photo date 1998
Missing since: 12/18/1998
Mountain City, Tennessee
Type of missing case: Endangered Missing
Age at time of disappearance: 54 years old
Height / Weight: 6'0, 210 pounds
Medical Conditions South suffers from health problems due to exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam.
Other characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown/green eyes. South's nickname is Junior.
Details at time of disappearance: South was last seen in Mountain City, Tennessee on December 18, 1998. His daughters and granddaughter had plans to visit him that day and help him put up his Christmas tree, but when they arrived, South's car wasn't in the driveway and the house was deserted. The doors were unlocked, as they usually were, and the wood stove, the only source of heat in the house, was cold.
His daughters learned that South had gone to work that day, then gone home, where he left his tool belt. He drove his car, a white 1985 or 1989 Subaru Justy hatchback with a cracked left taillight and the Tennessee license plate number 292-EJW, to the bar and was seen by several friends there. No one is sure when he left the bar and he apparently never arrived home. He has never been heard from again.
South's vehicle has never been recovered. He is missing under suspicious circumstances and foul play is suspected in his case. He is a Vietnam War veteran. His case remains unsolved.
Other case information
Agency in charge: Johnson County Sheriff's Department
Other information: The Doe Network
The Mountain City Tomahawk
Psychic detective links:
Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated January 6, 2019 picture and medical conditions added, details of disappearance updated.