A Year After Disappearance, Family Believes Glasgow Is Dead

In Arkansas Business this week, Editor Gwen Moritz follows up on the disappearance for CDI Contractors CFO John Glasgow, who was a reported missing a year ago this month.

In an interview with Moritz, Glasgow’s brother Roger says his brothers and sisters have come to believe that their youngest — 45 when he went missing — is dead:

“All the brothers and sisters have come around to that point of view,” Little Rock lawyer Roger Glasgow told Arkansas Business last week. Roger is the oldest of the eight siblings, John – 45 when he vanished – the youngest.

And John’s wife, Melinda? “Same thing,” he said. “She and I were the last ones to come around to that point of view.”

What’s changed, he said, is mainly just the passage of time.

“I think we’ve all looked at the year anniversary as being a turning point. If he’s still gone and we still don’t know what happened to him in a year, and we haven’t come up with any leads, then we are going to have to accept the likelihood that we may never know what happened.”

The full story, including leads that didn’t check out, and a strange epilogue here.

More

Arkansas Business’ 2008 cover story on Glasgow, his disappearance and CDI’s clash with Dillard’s Inc.  Includes photo slideshow.

FindJohnGlasgow.com, the family’s Web site for tips, leads and more

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2 Responses

  1. I am not related to Mr John Glasgow as far as I know. I have had some relatives in Arkansas , so I may be. All of us Glasgow`s are usually related when we find a common link since this is not a common name. I had not previously heard or been aware of the strange case of the disappearance of Mr. Glasgow until tonight when I came across his name purely by accident when I was researching some sites my oldest son was on and he had asked me to check them out. Of course the name caught my attention, but I was completely mesmerized by this case and simply could not stop reading the facts, which became more and more of a mystery the more I read . This case smells to high heavens and its obvious from an outsider who can be objective that the unfortunate Mr. Glasgow has met with foul play , most likely from a so called “inside job’. The whole disappearance was too pat, too clean, without a trace , odor or fingerprint ,leading one to believe that it was meticulously planned and carried out. Here we have 2 or perhaps more factions fighting for control of this large and very successful corporation , ambitious men and greedy for power and money .Then enter the mild mannered, hardworking and trustworthy Mr. Glasgow, who doesn`t have a mean bone in his body and who with his pollyanna and idealistic demeaner and considerable management skills has helped to make this company very successful and prosperous . Mr. Glasgow is so squeeky clean and dependable that neither neighbors ,friends ,spouse or close family members have anything but glowing praise for him as a worker and person. In fact he seems almost too perfect to be true and one almost is tempted to find a flaw somewhere. However, we will let this past since we have to believe that he in fact is a rare individual that everyone admires and respects. The important thing here is that he obviously has stepped on someone`s toes in the course of his walk , someone very powerful or cunning who would benefit greatly from having the naive Mr. Glasgow out of the way. I`m sure that he would never intentionally step on toes and probably would be very surprised that he actually offended anyone. Several names come up that arouse questions and even suspicion and this whole thing begins to read like a murder mystery. Like , who is this Chris Johnson , who now has Mr. Glasgow`s previous job as CFO and who could not wait longer than a week to take his name off of the website before anyone even had a clue what happened to him. And why has the name of one Kevin Wheeler not come up for suspicion or investigation since he was turned in for embezelment some 13yrs ago by Mr. Glasgow , has been involved in several crimes since, done considerable time , is now out of jail and certainly would have a motive. And isn`t it ironic that his next door neighbor works for the notorious Rose Law Firm, made famous or should I say infamous during the Clinton years as governor and president which certainly adds a red herring to the mix, especially since Mr. Glasgow`s firm built the Clinton library complex and the next door controversial new age and global Heifer International HQ building , where Mrs. Glasgow formally worked . And who is this shadowy , Mr James Freeman, who was mentioned in passing , of ‘BKDUP’. What exactly is his role in all of this. And who exactly is Dan West. And finally, the Dillard Dept. Store insiders don`t seem to be the nicest guys on earth to deal with and obviously are intent on taking over the whole business and probably will be successful since they seem to have isolated the only nice guy left in all of this drama, Mr, William Clark. Wow, this all reads and plays out like a good mystery novel of a John Grissom caliber. Seems there are a lot of unanswered questions and maybe someone needs to dig deeper. My heart goes out to the family and the people that loved this unusual man , especially to the gallant Mrs. Melinda Glasgow , who admired the most his character,integrity and transparency. I`m sorry I didn`t get the opportunity to meet him , I`m certain I would have liked him. These are my observations on this most unusual drama. I hereby withdraw from this case.

    • WHY WAS KEVIN WHEELER OF MEMPHIS TENNESSEE NOW OUT OF PRISON AND SELLING CARS HERE NEVER INVESTIGATED. HE WAS JOHN’S COLLEGE ROOMATE, JOHN DISCOVERED HIS FIRST EMBEZZLEMENT..THERE IS MOTIVE THERE… HE DID IT AGAIN AT MCDR CONSTRUCTION IN MEMPHIS. WORKS AT BILL HEARD CHEVROLET… NO ONE EVER LOOKED AT THIS GUY AS A SUSPECT??? REALLY???? OUTRAGED!!!!!!!!.

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