John Lloyd “Buddy” Heflin
John Lloyd “Buddy” Heflin is a U.S. Army Veteran who was last by his wife, Alexis Heflin, on November 21, 1968 in Starkville, Mississippi. On November 21, 1968, Alexis Heflin moved with the couples two sons to Chicago, Illinois and John Heflin went to Jackson, Mississippi to work at a Kroger Grocery Store with his friend, Earl Burch. John Heflin was reportedly last seen by his sister, Willie Mae Holland, on January 1, 1969 when his mother brought him to the sister’s residence to meet up with a friend of his for a ride.
According to the Doe Network, an International Center for Unidentified and Missing Persons, John Lloyd “Buddy” Heflin was arrested for suspicion of burglary in Jackson, Mississippi on September 21, 1967. John Heflin was later arrested on December 6, 1968 in Greta, Louisiana on vagrancy and drug charges and the case was later dismissed on December 9, 1969.
Rumors have surfaced that John Lloyd “Buddy” Heflin may have been killed near Jackson or Vicksburg, Mississippi and thrown into the Mississippi River. When John Heflin left his sister’s house with his friend, the friend apparently gave him a ride to a man’s house in Longview, Mississippi. The friend overheard John Heflin arguing with the man and when John Heflin came out, he was crying. When the friend asked John Heflin what was going on, John Heflin said he could not tell him because it would put his life in jeopardy. His friend urged John Heflin to go to the police, but John Heflin refused because he said that the man said he would kill his family.
John Lloyd “Buddy” Heflin was 23 to 24 years old at the time he went missing in January 1969. John Heflin is a white male who stands 5 feet 6 inches to 6 feet tall and weighed approximately 160 to 185 pounds at the time of his disappearance. John Heflin has brown hair and hazel eyes.
If you have any information about the whereabouts of John Lloyd “Buddy” Heflin, contact the Mississippi Highway Patrol, Cold Case Investigator, Alan Thompson at 662-563-6438 reference case # B130101. (NamUs MP # 19897)