John Darwin Chesley
North American Missing Persons Network
John Darwin Chesley

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 22, 2014 from Oroville, Butte County, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 81
  • Height: 5'8"
  • Weight: 135-140 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Gray/silver
  • Eye Color: Green
  • Race/Ethnicity: White
  • Sex: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Large, flat mole on back.
  • Medical Conditions: Dementia, hard of hearing.
  • Clothing: Jeans, blue flannel plaid shirt, white tank top
    and dark tennis shoes.
  • Jewelry: Wedding band.
  • Case Number: C1411060

  • Details of Disappearance
    John Chesley was last seen on February 22, 2014. He was last seen near his residence in Park View Drive, off Old Olive Highway, east of Oroville, at about 1 p.m.

    Chesley is believed to be walking or has been walking around, and possibly received a ride from someone. He has no trouble walking, but Chesley is hard of hearing and has a history of dementia. He may also be introducing himself as Darwin, which is his middle name.

    Butte County Sheriffs, in coordination with sheriff's office search teams from Shasta, Placer, Contra Costa, Nevada, Mendocino, Yuba and Marin counties, searched a five-square-mile area for more than seven days to locate Chesley, who was never found.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Butte County Sheriff"s Office

    Source Information
    CA DOJ
    ChicoER News