Johannes Martinhus Potgieter
Potgieter, approximately 2004
Date reported missing : 07/08/2004
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 09/14/1964 (56)
Age at the time of disappearance: 49 years old
Height / Weight : 6'1, 210 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A t-shirt, blue jeans and sneakers.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Potgieter has several pins implanted in one hand from a prior rugby injury. He is a South African national.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Potgieter was last seen in Columbia, Louisiana on July 8, 2004. He was fishing on the Mississippi River with his father-in-law when he fell into the water and disappeared. He has never been heard from again.
Potgieter is originally from South Africa and moved to Louisiana about five years before he went missing. He is presumed to have drowned.
Other information and links : ncy
Cladwell Parish Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
Louisiana Repository for Unidentified & Missing People
October 12, 2004. May 9, 2017; .
Interactive Missing Person Search Map