John F. Ward
Missing since August 30, 1994 from Chatsworth, Los Angeles County, California.
Circumstances of Disappearance
Ward was last seen August 30, 1994 in Chatsworth, CA.
Ward, an avid hiker, set out on foot from his Chatsworth home for a sporting goods store a couple of miles away. John, who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease five years earlier, apparently forgot his way home.
He had disappeared twice before. Once, authorities found him near Magic Mountain, a hike of more than 20 miles.
A day or two after John's disappearance, an equestrian exchanged greetings with a man lying near a log in Brown's Canyon, in those same foothills he often hiked. More than four hours later, she was surprised to see the man lying on another log nearby. Shown a photo of John Ward by Los Angeles police, the woman said she was almost certain that was the man she'd seen in the hills. But searches over the next two days turned up nothing.
Investigators Los Angeles Police Department
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Los Angeles Police Department
Agency Case Number: 9417-28519
NCIC Number: M-763336578 Source Information: Return to the Unexplained Disappearances' Index
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California Department of Justice
Los Angeles Times
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