Name: John Victor Dial
Classification: Endangered Missing Adult
Date of Birth: 1943-04-28
Date Missing: 1966-07-01
From City/State: Childress, TX
Missing From (Country): USA
Age at Time of Disappearance: 23
Height: 70 inches
Weight: 140 pounds
Hair Color: Sandy
Eye Color: Blue
Identifying Characteristics: Freckles across nose.
Circumstances of Disappearance: Unknown. John was last seen in May 1966 at a family member's residence in the vicinity of the 400 block of Ave. A NE in Childress, TX. He left the residence to travel to Panama. It is believed he returned to visit the Childress, Texas area at an unspecified date in 1990.
Investigative Agency: Childress Police Department
Phone: (940) 937-2546
Investigative Case #: 05000280
Dial was last seen in Childress, Texas in May 1966. Dial joined the Air Force when he was 16 years old and sometime after he was stationed at Howard Air Force Base in Panama Canal Zone. He went home for a visit to Childress, Texas in May 1966 then he returned to Panama in June 1966. The phone calls to his family stopped by July 1966 after he told his family he married a woman from Panama named Elsa "Caballero" Dial.
It is believed that Dial returned to the Childress,Texas area sometime in 1990. He may be still in Texas and working in the gun trade business. One witness states that he spoke to Dial and that Dial had a oriential wife and two children with him.
Dials' current whereabouts are not known.
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