John Thomas Mestayer
Mestayer in 1977 (eight years prior to his disappearance more recent photos are unavailable)
Missing since: 04/09/1985
East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
Type of missing case: Lost/Injured Missing
Date of Birth: 07/10/1961 (58)
Age at time of disappearance: 23 years old
Height / Weight: 6'1, 165 pounds
Description, clothing, tattoos, other identifying markings: A t-shirt, blue jeans and sneakers.
Other characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, green eyes.
Details at time of disappearance: Mestayer was last seen in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana on April 9, 1985. He was out with his dog, throwing a rubber baton in the Mississippi River for the dog to catch, when the dog caught caught in the current against a barge. He went into the river to help the dog and got in trouble himself, and the current sucked him under the barge and he disappeared. He is presumed drowned, but his body was never found.
Mestayer was married and a graduate student in geology at Louisiana State University at the time of his disappearance.
Other case information
Agency in charge: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office
Other information: Louisiana Repository for Unidentified and Missing People
The Alexandria Town Talk
The Crowley Post-Signal
Psychic detective links:
Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated February 27, 2020