North American Missing Persons Network
John R. Yates

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Above Images: Yates, circa 2003

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 16, 2003 from Rover, Garland County, Arkansas
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: August 4, 1920
  • Age: 82
  • Height: 5'9"
  • Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Gray/red
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male

  • Details of Disappearance
    Yates had been living in Hot Springs, Arkansas, but had returned to Yell County on a fishing trip on June 16, 2003. He was last seen in Story, Arkansas, and then in Rover, Arkansas at a convienence store where he had stopped prior to going fishing near Onyx, Arkansas. His truck was found abandoned on June 17, 2003, on County Road #130 off State Highway 314 in Onyx, Arkansas, at a location that he was reported to have fished frequently. Yates was reported to have been very familiar with the area in which he was fishing, and would have normally left his vehicle and traveled on foot fishing in the creek and river. An exhaustive search of the area at the time yielded few clues to Yates' whereabouts.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Yell County Sheriff's Department

    Source Information
    Yell County Sheriff's Department