Police Department

Missing Person

Independence Police are investigating the disappearance of 16 year old John J. Scheffler who has not been seen since January 18, 2013. John’s mother said he has run away several times but has always been found a short time later with his friends. To date, none of his friends have reported seeing him since January 18th.

John is 5’, 8” tall, weighs 165 lbs, and has brown hair and brown eyes. John was last seen wearing a blue flannel hooded jacket and blue jeans.

If anyone has seen John Scheffler or may know of his whereabouts, please call the Independence Police at 816-325-7330 or 816-836-3600.