North American Missing Persons Network
John Paul Skirta

Above Images: Skirta, circa 2001

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 10, 2001 from Palm Harbor, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: N/A
  • Age:43
  • Height: :5'10"
  • Weight: 155 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race:White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics:Skirta wears eyeglasses,
    but he did not have them with him when he vanished.
  • Medical Conditions: Skirta was on medication for depression
    when he disappeared.
    He did not take the medicines with him.

  • Details of Disappearance
    Skirta was last seen by his father in the vicinty of the 3360 block of Pattie Place between 12:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. on November 10, 2001. At 7:30 a.m. Skirta's father woke up and found the back door slightly ajar and his son missing.
    He did not take any identification, money, or his bicycle or eyeglasses when he disappeared. Bloodhounds traced Skirta's scent out the back door of the residence to the mailbox, but the trail was lost there.
    His father said that before his disappearance, Skirta seemed very withdrawn. Skirta is described as well-read and intelligent but ill at ease with people. He has worked various jobs, including as a volunteer at the snack bar at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, but has never stayed at any one job for very long.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
    (727) 582-6200

    Source Information
    Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
    The St. Petersburg Times Online