John Haywood Barreto
Barreto, approximately 1977
Date reported missing : 01/20/1977
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 09/21/1941 (79)
Age at the time of disappearance: 35 years old
Height / Weight : 6'2, 185 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Unknown, but he usually wore solid-color shirts and blue jeans. He didn't usually wear a belt or any jewelry.
Medical conditions : Barreto suffers from mental illness. He is classified as disabled.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Barreto may shave his head, wear a crew cut or grow his hair long. His facial hair is red and he may wear a beard. He has an appendectomy scar on his abdomen, a prominent scar down his right arm, and a burn scar covering most of the left side of his chest.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Barreto was last known to be in Miami, Florida. His family wired him some money on January 20, 1977, and this is the last contact they had with him.
Barreto developed a mental problem after he experimented with LSD while serving in the Army. His mental illness caused him to travel aimlessly when the weather was warm. He was receiving disability payments at the time of his disappearance; the money would be deposited in an account his mother had access to and he would call her and ask her to send him some as he needed it.
Few details are available in Barreto's case. Lake Oswego, Oregon police are investigating.
Other information and links : ncy
Lake Oswego, Oregon Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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