John Francis Lango

Left: John circa, 1988

Right: Age Progressed to age 44


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: January 1, 1988

Missing From: Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

Classification: Endangered Missing

Date Of Birth: February 5, 1970

Age: 17 years old

Height and Weight: 6’1″ and 185 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: White Male, Red/Auburn hair, Blue eyes, John has a burn scar on his upper right arm

Clothing/Jewelry Description: A gray jacket, blue jeans, and Adidas sneakers

NCMEC Number: 601797


Details of Disappearance

John Lango was last seen in Pottsville, Pennsylvania on New Year’s Day in 1988. He was last seen at approximately 12:00 am as he left his family’s home. He has never been seen or heard from since.

John was a student at Pottsville Area High School at the time of his disappearance. His case remains unsolved.


Investigating Agency

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Pottsville Police Department 717-622-1234


Source Information

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

The Charley Project

The Doe Network

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