MP of the week: Jonathan Hamby

This week’s featured missing person is Jonathan Alan Hamby, a 37-year-old man who disappeared from Mishawaka, Indiana on February 26, 2017. After some problems with substance abuse and run-ins with the law, he’d turned his life around, found religion and gotten a job. But then he stopped taking his depression/anxiety meds and his loved ones noticed he seemed to be struggling. And then he was gone, and his cherished car with him.

Usually when a person disappears with their car, and neither of them turn up, I tend to believe both the person and the car is in a body of water somewhere. I almost kind of hope that for Hamby, because the alternative — something that his parents believe — is that he was murdered.

If still alive, he’d be 41 years old now.

4 thoughts on “MP of the week: Jonathan Hamby

  1. Shari Kizziar February 9, 2021 / 7:49 pm

    I am afraid it sounds more like suicide. I hope I’m wrong. Maybe he just left and is among the homeless. That is also a possibility as many suffer from mental illness.

  2. Vincent February 10, 2021 / 9:40 pm

    Remind me not to go swimming at midnight in a place called Little Devil’s Cove. I feel really bad for the unfortunate Mr. Crumpacker.

    • Meaghan February 10, 2021 / 9:48 pm

      I find myself wondering why he wanted to go swimming at night in March in 55-degree water. Doesn’t sound like it would be pleasant.

      They have a pretty good idea where his body must be and they’ve searched multiple times, but with no luck. The lake is very silty, the articles said when underwater you can’t see your hand in front of your face.

      • Vincent February 11, 2021 / 7:57 am

        We’ll never know for sure, but I tend to suspect that alcohol intoxication played a role in Mr. Crumpacker’s ill-advised decision to go swimming at midnight in Little Devil’s Cove.

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