Name: John “Dax” Dunn
Age: 40 years old
Last seen: February 13, 2020
Location: Newnan, Georgia
Status: Still Missing
40-year-old John “Dax” Dunn was last seen in Newnan, Georgia on February 13, 2020. He disappeared while on a weekend fishing trip near Tampa, Florida.
John Dunn was born on June 1, 1980. He is married and has four children, ages 23, 17, 15, and 10.
At the time of his disappearance, Dunn lived with his family in a house in Newnan, Georgia. He worked as an aircraft mechanic and was a former marine.
On February 13, 2020, Dunn was last seen at his residence in Newnan, Georgia, around 4:30 pm. He told his family he had plans for a four-day weekend fishing trip alone near Tampa.
On February 14, 2020, Dunn made the long trip from Georgia to Florida in his vehicle, a 2013 white Nissan Frontier. Later that day, he used his debit card to make a purchase in Midway, off of Interstate-10.
On February 15, 2020, Dunn stopped at a Circle K gas station on 4 Highway 19 S in Inglis, Florida. He purchased energy drinks, snacks, and gas with his debit card. Later that day, he rented a room at a motel in Inglis, Florida.
On February 17, 2020, Dunn rented a 10.5 foot long lime green kayak and life vest from Paddles Outdoor Rentals, a canoe and kayak rental service in Crystal River, Florida.
Dunn never returned home from his weekend fishing trip, and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
On February 18, 2020, his family grew concerned when Dunn failed to show up for work and filed a missing persons report with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office.
On March 3, 2020, authorities discovered Dunn’s abandoned pickup truck, a 2013 white Nissan Frontier with license Georgia plate QFK2741, partially hidden in a thicket of trees, near the boat ramp at the end of County Road 40, in Yankeetown, Florida.
Authorities found fishing rods and reels in the bed of the truck, as well as a travel bag with clothes and a cooler inside. Authorities found no evidence of foul play in or near the truck.
The vehicle was found locked, with the keys missing along with Dunn’s wallet and pistol. The kayak, spear gun, and life vest, which were never returned to the Crystal River’s rental service, were also missing.
His phone records, bank account, and social media have had no activity since February 15, 2020.
Police found no evidence, means, or motive for foul play in John Dax Dunn’s disappearance. A $1,000 reward is being offered by his family for information that leads to his location.
The circumstances of John Dax Dunn’s disappearance remain unclear, and his case is currently classified as missing. His case remains unsolved.
Caucasian male born on June 1, 1980 with brown hair and hazel eyes. John is 5’11 tall and weighs 170-180 pounds.
Distinctive Physical Features:
John has a tattoo of a shark on his right chest.
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of John “Dax” Dunn please contact the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office at (770) 253-1502.
Resources & Further Information
John Dax Dunn #MP65618 – National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
Find John “Dax” Dunn – Facebook
Update Missing Person John Dunn – Levy County Sheriff’s Office Press Release
Missing Person John “Dax” Dunn Update – Levy County Sheriff’s Office Press Release
News & Media Links
Georgia man’s disappearance a mystery – Gainesville 02/20
Missing Georgia man’s bank cards used in Florida – Fox5 Atlanta 02/20
Local search for missing fisherman continues; family asks for help – Citrus County Chronicle 03/20