North American Missing Persons Network
John Henry Jacobson

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Above Images: Jacobson, Left: circa 1996 Center: Age progressed by NCMEC to age 14; Right: to age 16 and 18

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 16, 1996 from Bismarck, North Dakota
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: August 12, 1991
  • Age: 5
  • Height: 3'0"
  • Weight: 47 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Light Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Clothing: Hunter green winter coat with blue cuffs.
  • Dentals: Available
  • Agency Case Number: 95-15745
  • NCMEC Case Number: NCMC826663
  • NCIC Number: M-979544851

  • Details of Disappearance
    He was last seen with his mother, Sandra Jacobson at 8pm leaving a family member's residence in the 1100 block of University Dr. in Bismark, ND. Sandra was supposed to go get gas and return to her relatives home. Bismark Police have confirmed she did stop for gas at a local convenience store.
    Earlier that night on the way to her relatives home, Sandra had called Bismark Police to report satanic ritual abuse she believed was taking place on a farm near Center. She called Bismark police stating she did not trust Center or Oliver County law enforcement officials. When she arrived at her relatives home, her mother felt she was displaying signs of mental illness and Sandra agreed to be taken to hospital, after going to get gas.
    The following day, her gray 1990 Honda Civic was located abandoned in Bismark at the Centennial Beach parking lot, adjacent to the Missouri River. The drivers door was open, the keys were in the ignition, and her purse was on the seat with only her drivers licence missing. The Burleigh County Sheriff's Department's dive rescue and recovery team tried to search the river, but searching was difficult due to ice and a strong current. The searched between Centennial Beach and the railroad bridge.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Bismark Police Department
    (701) 223-1212
    North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation
    1-800-472-2185 or (701) 328-5500

    Source Information
    ND Attorney General