John William Wingler Sr.
Wingler, approximately 2015; Wingler's truck
Date reported missing : 11/12/2015
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 74 years old
Height / Weight : 5'9, 145 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A gray t-shirt, a blue silk and nylon coat with white trim and a white lining, blue jeans and a yellow gold wedding band.
Medical conditions : Wingler has a heart condition that requires medication which he doesn't have with him.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Graying red hair, blue eyes. Wingler has a scar over his left ribcAge at the time of disappearance: from a knife wound.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Wingler was last seen at his residence in Whitetop, Virginia during the early morning hours of November 12, 2015. He has never been heard from again. His vehicle, a red 2002 Ford Ranger extended cab pickup truck with the Virginia license plate number XDK-1981, disappeared with him; a photo of the truck is posted with this case summary.
Wingler is considered to be in danger because he doesn't have his heart medicine with him. His case remains unsolved.
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