John Franklin Gregory
Gregory, approximately 1997
Date reported missing : 07/06/1997
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 04/27/1953 (68)
Age at the time of disappearance: 44 years old
Height / Weight : 6'0, 200 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A black leather jacket, a t-shirt with purple and teal horizontal stripes, gray pants or blue jeans, sneakers and a black motorcycle helmet.
Medical conditions : Gregory is mentally disabled and suffers from memory loss. He requires daily medication as a mood stabilizer and for a problem with his blood.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Gregory had a long, full beard and mustache at the time of his disappearance. He wears eyeglasses.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Gregory was last seen in Austin, Texas on July 6, 1997. He was walking along Highway 20, two miles west of Texas 71, when he disappeared.
Authorities believe he may have been trying to visit his family in Bastrop, Texas. He has never been heard from again. Few details are available in Gregory's case.
Other information and links : ncy
Austin Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Texas Department of Public Safety
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October 12, 2004. December 27, 2017; Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : and Description, clothing, jewerly and more : updated.