John Joseph Balistreri Jr.
Balistreri, approximately 2017; Some of Balistreri's tattoos
Date reported missing : 09/15/2017
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 09/04/1981 (39)
Age at the time of disappearance: 36 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7 - 5'9, 170 - 180 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Balistreri's nickname is Johnny. His ears are pierced. He has the following tattoos: his last name "Balistreri" in Old English script on his back, a skull with hair on the top of his right shoulder, the phrase "Smile now, cry later" with masks and stars on his left arm, a worm with a hat and eyes on his upper left arm, hearts with "Mom" and "Dad" banners and the name "Arianna" with stars on his lower left arm, and a cross on the inside of his lower right arm. Photos of some of his tattoos are posted with this case summary.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Balistreri was last seen by his roommates in Middleton, Wisconsin on September 15, 2017. He didn't own a vehicle at the time of his disappearance. He has never been heard from again. Few details are available in his case.
Other information and links : ncy
Middleton Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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The Wisconsin State Journal
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