Project Prayer for The Missing-John James Morris Jr


Missing: 07/30/07
Missing from: Dickerson,Maryland
Classification: Endangered Missing
Age at disappearance: 37
Date of Birth: 11/07/69
Gender: Male
Race: White
Height: 72 inches
Weight: 175 pounds
Hair Color: Brown
Hair (Other): Graying
Eye Color: Brown
Complexion: Medium

Identifying Characteristics: Pierced left ear, tattoo of a “snake” or “dragon” on right forearm, tattoo of a “scorpion” on left shoulder, healed ankle fracture due to injury suffered 5 yrs prior to disappearance, Rhinoplasty procedure to correct broken nose sustained at age 15, eczema on left ankle, scar on calf of leg, cap on front tooth, suffers from degenerative bone disease causing one middle toe to be significantly shorter than others.
Clothing: Possibly wearing a red fleece jacket.
Jewelry: Gold chain, watch.

Circumstances of Disappearance: Suspicious.  John was last seen at approximately 11:00pm at a friend’s residence in the 24000 block of Whites Ferry Rd., in Dickerson, MD , the home he shared with his boyfriend. Morris and his boyfriend Jack Whitescarver had recently ended their 12-year relationship .

Morris family reported him missing August 23 after he missed several of their weekly telephone conversations. All of his belongings, including his truck and his dog, were at the home.

His cell phone or credit card has not been used since he disappeared.

John has a medical condition.  John has ADHD and may be bipolar and needs medication.

John broke his ankle 5 years ago. He also broke his nose at the age of 15 playing baseball. The nose was cosmetically fixed.  John has a degenerative bone disease in one of his middle toes which makes it shorter than the rest.  He has a cap on his front tooth and sometimes breaks out with eczema on his left ankle.

John is a talented artist who paints in oils. He may be working as a landscaper or may be working as a handyman. John can fix anything. He is also a glazier who can fix broken car windows. He is a jack of all trades. John also loves animals and can work as a veterinary assistant where he once worked in the Georgetown District of Washington, DC

Family Website dedicated to John’s disappearance

Anyone who has seen John or knows of his whereabouts,  call Detective Rod Stephens at the Montgomery County Police Department in the Germantown District in Maryland at (240) 773-6239 or  Crime Tip Line 240-773-TIPS (8477) or Montgomery County Police Confidential Web Crime Tip Information System
or  CUE Center For Missing Persons 24 hour tip line (910) 232-1687


John  has been missing for 5 yrs from Dickerson, Maryland.  Police believe he was a victim of a homicide.  There is a suspect, but there is not enough evidence to make an arrest since John’s body has not been found.  Detectives say someone knows something, but no one has come forward.  They have now given John’s case to Cold Case detectives to see if they can come up with answers.
My heart is breaking and it gets worse with every year he’s missing.  Pleaase pray I get some answers soon.  Thank you.
Madeline Morris- Mother

If you have any information on this case please contact CUE Center For Missing Persons  at (910) 343-1131 24 hour tip line (910) 232-1687.

All information submitted to CUE Center For Missing Persons is confidential.


One thought on “Project Prayer for The Missing-John James Morris Jr

  1. Dear Morris family,
    Please know that we have been praying for John J. Morris. Our prayers are with you.
    The Martinez family

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