John Arthur Butler

Left and Center: John circa, 1961

Right: Age Progressed to age 65

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: August 21, 1961

Missing From: Newport Beach, Orange County, California

Classification: Lost, Injured Missing

Date Of Birth: April 28, 1946

Age: 15 years old

Height and Weight: 6’1″ and 159 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian Male, Brown hair, Brown eyes, John has several acne scars on his face and his nickname is “Johnny”

NCMEC Number: 1156887

Details of Disappearance

John was last seen in Newport Beach, California on August 21st 1961. He was last seen surfing. On that same day, his surfboard was found with “questionable markings” on it. He has never been seen again. The circumstances of his disappearance indicate he likely drowned but his case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

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

Santa Ana Police Department 714-834-4211

Source Information

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

California Department of Justice

The Charley Project

The Doe Network