John Calvin Pensyl

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Above Images: Pensyl, circa 2012


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 17, 2012 from Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: June 20, 1991
  • Age: 20 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8 - 5'10, 150 - 170 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Pensyl had a beard at the time of his disappearance. His nickname is Johnny.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A dark-colored hooded sweatshirt, khaki shorts, size 9 black and white sneakers and a black backpack.
  • Medical Conditions: Pensyl suffers from schizophrenia and needs to take daily medication to control his condition. His medicine causes his speech to be slow and slurred.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Pensyl was last seen when his father dropped him off at Monkey Junction near the Lowe's home improvement store in Wilmington, North Carolina on May 17, 2012. His father would often drop him off at Wave Transit bus stops so he could ride the bus for a few hours and visit video game stores. He has never been heard from again. He had only a small amount of money and no credit cards on him when he disappeared.

    Pensyl has a history of leaving the area for a few days at a time and winding up in police custody because of his strange behavior, but he's never been gone for this long. He attended Cape Fear Community College for a year after his graduation from Ashley High School, but dropped out of college after his schizophrenia diagnosis. His case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Wilmington Police Department


    Source Information
    The Wilmington Star News


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 2, 2017; casefile added.

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