Juneau Crime Line is starting a new cold case section. The first cold case to be featured is the 1988 murder of a Juneau man known as Johnny Jack.
Missing Person: David Post George
August 12, 2015
David Post George was only 21 years old and living in Juneau in September of 2005. He has been missing for almost ten years now. George has not had any contact with family, friends, or law enforcement anywhere in the country for the last decade. The Juneau Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating George.
George was not working and the time of his disappearance. His family believes he had no money to travel. George’s family is concerned that someone may have harmed him. There were rumors George was using and selling drugs and owed money to people for drugs.
COLD CASE: Murder of Johnny Jack
June 11, 2015
Sometime between Friday, October 14, 1988 and Monday, October 17, 1988, 73 year old John L. Jack Senior was brutally beaten and stabbed to death. His body was found on that Monday at about 10:00 in the morning inside his apartment in the Mountainview Senior Center. Investigators at that time concluded there were likely two suspects, a man along with a woman or smaller man. The suspects were never identified. The circumstances indicate Jack probably knew his killers and they were familiar with where he lived and that he kept a small amount of cash in his apartment. Jack was a particularly vulnerable victim as he was partially paralyzed after having a stroke.
Investigators in the late 1980s came to believe people in the community knew more than people were disclosing to police. Secrets may have been kept due to loyalty to certain individuals or fear of reprisal. JPD hopes that someone who knows what happened with want to unburden himself or herself of this nearly thirty year old secret and might be willing to come forward at this point.