Above Images: Rowan, circa 2001
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: February 23, 2001 from Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida.
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: August 25, 1966
Weight: 205-220 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown/Black
Eye Color: Blue
Distinguishing Characteristics: Mustache. Appendectomy
scar and a scar on his chest and abdomen from exploratory
Medical Conditions: Has a medical condition that requires
Clothing: White t-shirt and blue jeans.
Jewelry: Wedding ring with three diamonds.
NCIC Number: M-711462130
Case Number: 01-147171
Details of Disappearance
Police found his green 1999 Ford Expedition on March 23, 2001, backed into a space at an office park 1.8 miles north of the Orlando airport, but it had been wiped clean. It was in a parking lot of a company that is not a public area. John came to the US from Ireland whe he was 20, and launched a successful business. Foul play is suspected but so far there is no evidence to suggest what exactly has happened.
John was last seen at his home at 3 a.m. in Jacksonville, Florida, on February 23, 2001. His last cell phone call was made at about 6.30 a.m. - he was involved in the heavy equipment business and also recent co-owner of Murphys Pour House in St. Augustine.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
National Center for Missing Adults
Child Protection Education of America, Inc.
Missing Irish People
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