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John J. Balistreri

Updated: Jan 13, 2022

John J. Balistreri was last seen on September 15, 2017 at the home that he was staying at on Maple Street in Middleton, WI by his roommates.

His sister and teenage daughter last spoke with him on September 11th, 2017. No one has heard from him since September 15th.

John does not have a car and had not contacted any transportation services for a ride on the day of his disappearance. His phone and bank accounts have not had any activity since September 15th. He has made no contact with employers.

Middleton investigators believe that John is no longer alive, based on their investigation.

“We think somebody knows something,” - Sgt. Darrin Zimmerman, Middleton Investigator, NBC15 News

John's family say it is not like him to leave town without contacting the family. John was very close to this sister and his teenage daughter, Arianna and was making plans to move back in with his sister. They are not giving up and continue to search and hope for someone to come forward with information.

“Somebody might think that what they know is not a big deal. But it could very well be a big deal. It could fit into that little piece of the puzzle that we're searching for,”

-Amy LaPlant, Sister of John Balistreri, NBC15 News

If you have any information at all, please contact the Middleton Police Department at

(608) 824-7300 or Madison Area Crime Stoppers at (608) 266-6014. You can remain anonymous.

John is 5'7"-5'9", 170-190lbs with brown short/buzz cut hair and hazel eyes.

Both ears are pierced.

He has several tattoos:

left lower arm - ARIANNA" 4-5 POINT STARS; mom/dad hearts banner

left upper arm -worm with hat and eyes are prison bars; 'smile now cry later' writing, masks, stars

right arm - skull with hair (top right shoulder)

right lower arm - cross

back -Balistreri in old English letters

Any Leads or Information should be directed to:

Middleton Police Department at (608) 824-7300

Madison Area Crime Stoppers at (608) 266-6014.

You can remain anonymous

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