John William Glasgow

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Above Images: Glasgow, circa 2008


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 28, 2008 from Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: October 1, 1962
  • Age: 45 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'0, 185 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Sandy brown hair, gray/green eyes. Glasgow exhibits a slight facial tic when under stress; his eye winces.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Khaki pants, a khaki coat or a green Marmot down jacket, and a wedding band.
  • Medical Conditions: Glasgow suffers from high blood pressure. He was not taking medication for the condition at the time of his disappearance; he was trying to control it with a diet and exercise.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Glasgow was last seen on south Lookout Street in Little Rock, Arkansas on January 28, 2008. His wife assumed he'd gone to work early. She found out otherwise at 2:30 p.m. when Glasgow's employer called to find out what he hadn't shown up for work. Glasgow's car, a dark gray 2002 Volvo sport utility vehicle (SUV) with Arkansas license plates numbered 918GYC, pulled out of his driveway at approximately 5:15 a.m. It hasn't been confirmed that he was driving it.

    The day after he went missing, Glasgow's car was found in a parking lot at Mather Lodge atop Petit Jean Mountain, a state park an hour northwest of Little Rock. It was unlocked and his laptop computer, cellular phone and two credit cards were all in a computer bag inside. His wallet and keys were missing. Authorities learned the vehicle wasn't in the lot until the afternoon of January 29, shortly before it was discovered. There was no sign of Glasgow at the scene and an extensive search of the park turned up no indication of his whereabouts, but his last cellular phone ping was off a tower near Petit Jean Mountain. He was in good spirits at the time of his disappearance. He had just received a $300,000 annual bonus and put it in the bank. He has not used his bank account or credit cards since he went missing.

    Glasgow was employed as the chief financial officer of CDI Contractors LLC, a construction company, and earned a seven-figure salary. His company completed major building projects in Arkansas, including the headquarters for Heifer International and the Clinton Presidential Library. His relationship with the management of Dillard's, CDI's parent company, was seriously strained. CDI was being audited at the time of Glasgow's disappearance and he was anxious about it, but the audit turned up no missing money and no evidence that he'd engaged in wrongdoing.

    In mid-2011, an imprisoned felon named Jonathan Edward Brawner claimed he knew where Glasgow's body was buried. A photo of Brawner is posted below this case summary. He's serving a ten-year sentence for trying to kidnap a wealthy broker, his former boss. He and some other men conspired to abduct the man and force him to transfer money from his company to their offshore accounts, but the intended victim was trained in martial arts and fought off his attackers. The crime has similarities to Glasgow's disappearance. Brawner said some "thugs" he owned money to had made him help bury Glasgow's body in a bean field near England, Arkansas. He told the same story to his ex-wife, and passed a polygraph about his account. A search of the field turned up no sign of human remains, however, and investigators are uncertain whether Brawner's story is true.

    Glasgow was born and raised in Arkansas. He graduated from Nashville High School, got a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Central Arkansas, and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He is married and has a child. His hobbies include art, antiques, travel, fishing, hiking and snow skiing. He is described as a responsible person and it is uncharacteristic of him to leave without warning. Although authorities stated there is no evidence of foul play in his case, his family believes he is dead. His disappearance remains unsolved.

    Above: Jonathan Brawner


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Conway County Sheriff's Department


    Source Information
    Texas Equusearch Mounted Search and Recovery Team
    Missing: John Glasgow
    The Honolulu Advertiser
    The Arkansas Business Journal
    The Arkansas Democrat Gazette
    The El Dorado News-Times
    The Log Cabin Democrat
    KARK 4 News
    Project Jason
    Arkansas Business


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated February 4, 2013; details of disappearance updated.

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