John Arthur Butler
John, approximately 1961; Age at the time of disappearance: -progression to Age at the time of disappearance: 65 (approximately 2011)
Date reported missing : 08/21/1961
Missing location (approx) :
Newport Beach, California
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 04/28/1946 (75)
Age at the time of disappearance: 15 years old
Height / Weight : 6'1, 159 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. John has several acne scars on his face. His nickname is Johnny.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : John was last seen surfing in Newport Beach, California on August 21, 1961. His surfboard was found that same day with "questionable" markings on it, but John himself has never been heard from again.
Few details are available in his case, but the circumstances of his disappearance indicate he probably drowned.
Other information and links : ncy
Santa Ana Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
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October 12, 2004. May 20, 2018; Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.