John Michael Boutin
Boutin, approximately 1983
Date reported missing : 01/13/1983
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 24 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8, 160 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A navy blue ski jacket and a large silver and turquoise ring.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Boutin has a tattoo of his name "John" on his upper left arm. He has a scar under his left eye, cigarette burn scars on his forearm, and a cross-shaped scar on his upper left arm. He wears eyeglasses.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Boutin was last seen at Carbon County Welding in Rawlins, Wyoming on January 13, 1983. He was enrolled in a state-sponsored welding apprenticeship program. He left all his belongings behind at his mobile home and has never been heard from again. Boutin's relatives said it's uncharacteristic of him to not call them. Few details are available in his case.
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September 2021 updates and sources
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