John Edward Cole
Cole, approximately 2019
Date reported missing : 05/21/2019
Missing location (approx) :
Taney County, Missouri
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 04/08/1973 (48)
Age at the time of disappearance: 46 years old
Height / Weight : 6'3, 163 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A light gray shirt, blue jeans, black lace-up boots, a baseball cap and a wallet with a chain.
Medical conditions : Cole suffers from severe diabetes and has also been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, with a history of manic episodes.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Graying brown hair, blue eyes. The tip of Cole's left thumb is missing.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Cole's son dropped him off at his cousin's house in Ocie, Missouri on May 21, 2019, and this was the last time his immediate family saw him. A neighbor saw him walking on the Big Creek Bridge on Stehle Road in Taney County, Missouri afterwards. He has never been heard from again.
It wasn't uncharacteristic of him to walk for long distances in the area and be out of touch with friends and family during his trips, but he's never been out of contact with his loved ones for this long. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Taney County Sheriff’s Department
Ozark County Sheriff’s Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Missouri State Highway Patrol
Facebook pageheader for John Cole
Hometown Daily News