Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
John was last seen in the evening at his residence in the vicinity of 400 South 400 West in Victor, ID. His wallet was later found stashed behind the toilet in his bathroom. It contained $7,000 in cash. The contents of his pockets, his keys and chewing tobacco were left on the table. All personal belongings were left behind. Mikeís vehicles were still at the residence as well.
Mike was in the middle of a divorce. He and his ex-wife, Tina Shepard, had just sold their home and made a $100,000 profit on the deal. He still owed Tina $7,000, the exact amount of cash found in his wallet. Along with the wad of cash in Mikeís wallet, he had two separate bank accounts. But neither of them has been touched since Mike went missing ,and his Social Security number has been inactive.
Mike had visited his parents in Burley earlier that same month, and when his roommate asked Mike if he wanted to go with him to visit family the weekend of his disappearance, Mike declined and said he was having satellite television installed the next day. Family members reported that Mike, described as a quiet guy, had been depressed about his divorce even though he had been the one who initiated the action.
When the roommate returned home and found the door locked, Mikeís vehicles in the drive and Mike missing, he called Mike's father. When Mike didnít show up for his job at a lumber yard in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the police were notified.
His family doubts Mike would have left his money behind if he had left voluntarily.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Teton County Sheriff's Office
Idaho State Police
Idaho State Journal