John Darwin Chesley
Chesley, approximately 2014
Date reported missing : 02/24/2014
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 07/26/1932 (89)
Age at the time of disappearance: 81 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8, 143 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A long-sleeved blue flannel button-down shirt, a white tank top, blue jeans, dark-colored sneakers, a large Black Hills gold ring and a wedding band.
Medical conditions : Chesley suffers from dementia.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Gray hair, blue/green eyes. Chesley has a large, flat mole on his back. He is hearing-impaired.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Chesley was last seen on his residence in the 100 block of Peak View Drive in Oroville, California at 1:00 p.m. on February 24, 2014. He was outside doing yard work when he left home on foot and has never been heard from again.
An extensive search of the area turned up no indication of his whereabouts; it's possible he was picked up by a passing motorist.
Chesley is a veteran of the Korean War. Foul play is not suspected in his case, but due to his Age at the time of disappearance: and state of health, there is concern for his safety. His case remains unsolved.
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