Real Name: John E. Warren
Nicknames: No known nicknames
Location: Toms River, New Jersey
Date: August 7, 1983
Occupation: Retired Professor
Date of Birth: Unrevealed
Marital Status: Married
Characteristics: Caucasian male. Gray hair. He was sixty nine years old when he vanished.
Details: Sixty-nine-year-old John E. Warren vanished on August 7, 1983, after leaving his New Jersey home. At around 8:45AM, be told his wife Estelle that he was going on his daily walk on a dirt path to Ocean County College; he said that he would be back in about an hour. He was seen by a security guard at 9:15AM and talked to another jogger at around 9:50AM. However, he never returned from his walk and was never seen again.
Estelle contacted police at 11AM when he still had not returned. She later found a trail of footprints matching his sneakers, heading to and from the college. Tracker dogs traced his scent along a pond and through a wooded area. However, his scent was lost about a mile from the college. No other trace of him was found.
John had recently retired from his position as associate professor of engineering at the college. Prior to that, he worked as an engineer for Nash Controls and designed some machines used in military weaponry. Although some investigators suggested that his work was connected to his disappearance, this has not been confirmed. Sadly, he has never been found and his case remains unsolved.
Suspects: None known
Extra Notes: The original airdate of this case is unrevealed. The only indication that this case was featured on Unsolved Mysteries is an article made after his disappearance that said he was featured on the show.
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