John Allen Akkerman
North American Missing Persons Network
John Allen Akkerman

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 7, 1987 from Spokane, Spokane County, Washington
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: March 19, 1960
  • Age: 27
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Weight: 160 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Sideburns and mustache. Glasses with
    brown plastic frames. Appendix scar; vertical 6" scar just above navel, slants
    past navel for a couple of more inches. Heart tattoo inside forearm 'AJ' inside it;
    lightning bolt on right side of heart; left shoulder-heart w/sword through it.
    Name blacked out.
  • Clothing: White long sleeved shirt with red & blue checked pattern on
    collar and cuffs; new pair of blue jeans. Black, low-cut tennis shoes, with Velcro
  • Jewelry: Gold-colored necklace with brass ring on it; digital wristwatch,
    silver with silver band.
  • Case Number: 87-51746

  • Details of Disappearance
    John Akkerman was last heard from on August 7, 1987. The Spokane cab driver was midway through his shift for Checker Cab Company. at 12.20 when he picked up a fare at Fifth and Wall, near Deaconess Medical Center. He told his dispatcher he was taking the man to Spokane Valley. The dispatcher never heard from Akkerman again.

    Akkerman's cab was found abandoned at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Madison, four blocks from where he picked up his last fare, parked at an unusual angle. Both his wallets were missing: one wallet for personal cash & id; one wallet for cab fare money.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Spokane Police Department

    Source Information
    The Spokesman-Review