John Wagner Jr.
Wagner, approximately 1994
Date reported missing : 11/02/1994
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 11/02/1968 (52)
Age at the time of disappearance: 26 years old
Height / Weight : Unknown
Medical conditions : Wagner was addicted to methamphetamine in 1994.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Brown hair.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Wagner was last heard from on November 2, 1994, when his mother called him on his birthday. His mother stated that he was "a mess" and "scared to death" because he'd witnessed the murder of 24-year-old Michael Agustin in August 1994. Wagner has never been heard from again.
Wagner's statement to authorities about Agustin's murder was recorded on tape, but it wasn't entered into evidence at the trial of the accused murderer, Bradley Hoover. Hoover was convicted of Agustin's murder in July 2011, nearly seventeen years after the crime was committed. Wagner knew him; Hoover was his drug supplier.
It's unclear whether Wagner's disappearance was related to the murder case, but it's uncharacteristic of him to be out of touch with his family and he is missing under suspicious circumstances. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Vallejo Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
The San Jose Mercury News
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