John Christopher Inman

Left and Center: John circa, 1993

Right: Age Progressed to age 33


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: January 16, 1993

Missing From: Running Springs, San Bernardino County, California

Classification: Endangered Runaway

Date Of Birth: December 7, 1975

Age: 17 years old

Height and Weight: 6’3″ and 200 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: White Male, Brown hair, Blue eyes, John is supposed to take medication which helped him to prevent seizures but he did not have his medicine with him at the time of his disappearance, John also has a shunt implanted in his skull, he has a scar on his abdomen and has fillings or crowns in his teeth, John wore large eyeglasses which were square rims with rounded corners

Clothing/Jewelry Description: A sweatshirt with the words “New Mexico State” imprinted on the front of it, gray sweatpants, and a pair of white Reebok sneakers

NCMEC Number: 776935


Details of Disappearance

John was last seen in Running Springs, California on January 16th 1993. He disappeared from the Cedu School. The school was meant for troubled teens and mentally handicapped teens and was considered a therapeutic boarding school. Inman is beloved to have left on his own accord and may have traveled to Los Angeles, California after he disappeared.

John is not the only student at Cedu School to disappear. One year after he disappeared, 14 year old Blake Pursley disappeared after he went outside to go and check on animals they had there. He has never been heard from again. In 2004, 16 year old Daniel Yuen ran away from the school and was never seen again.

There is no link between the cases other than the fact that all 3 teenagers disappeared from the same place and that two of them are considered runaway’s. The school filed for bankruptcy and closed in 2005.

Johns disappearance remains unsolved.


Investigating Agency

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

San Bernardino County Sheriffs Office 909-336-0600


Source Information

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

The Charley Project

The Doe Network

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