Jamie Martin Thornton

Left: Jamie circa, 1986

Right: Age Progressed to age 35


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: October 4, 1986

Missing From: Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Classification: Endangered Missing

Date Of Birth: November 12, 1984

Age: 1 year old

Height and Weight: 3’2″ and 30 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: White Male, Brown hair, Brown eyes, Jamie has a birthmark on his right thigh, Jamie may use the initials “J.T”

Clothing/Jewelry Description: A green tank top, blue shorts, and a pair of blue sneakers

NCMEC Number: 604669


Details of Disappearance

Jamie was last seen in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 4th 1986. He was playing with his 5 year old cousin at a family birthday party on McKnight Street. They were playing on a retaining wall which was about 12 feet above Chartier’s creek. The creek was swollen with rain and was about 6 feet higher then usual. Jamie fell off of the wall and into the creek. He disappeared despite various people trying to rescue him.

Investigators believe that Jamie drowned but his body was never recovered. After his disappearance, a report indicated that Jamie was alive and living somewhere in New Jersey. His mother hopes that he is alive.

At the time of his disappearance, Jamie lived with both of his parents in the 50 block of Woodville Avenue. His disappearance remains unsolved.


Investigating Agency

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Pittsburgh Police Department 412-665-4000


Source Information

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

The Charley Project

The Doe Network

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