North American Missing Persons Network
John Warren Smith, Jr.

Above Image: Smith, circa 1996

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 26, 1996 from Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: September 5, 1958
  • Age: 36
  • Height: 6'0"-6'1"
  • Weight: 165 lbs
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown/Hazel
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Two tattoos: one of
    the sun, shown below, and another unknown tattoo.
  • Medical Conditions: Depression, possibly suicidal.
  • Clothing : Usually wears Levi's jeans and short-sleeve
    shirts or t-shirts.
  • AKA: "Squeaky"
  • NCIC Number: M-927509803
  • Case Number: 96-04782

  • Details of Disappearance
    John was last seen on April 26, 1996 in Santa Cruz, California. Police found his vehicle with his personal belongings in it by highway 9 at mile marker 26.86. The area is very mountainous with many deep raveens. John is known for his wood carvings. He is a very artistic man; he created drawings, carvings, and special woodwork on houses.

    Above Image: John's Sun Tattoo

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department
    (831) 454-2242

    Source Information
    California Department of Justice
    Phoenix Heart