Left and Right: James circa, 1973
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: October 19, 1973
Missing From: Leavenworth, Chelan County, Washington
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: circa, 1970
Age: 2 years old
Height and Weight: 2’0″ and 16 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian Male, Brown hair, Brown eyes, James was described as having a very fragile build, his nickname is “Jimmy”
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A dark blue long sleeved turtleneck sweater, a white t-shirt, light blue colored jeans, yellow knee length socks, and a pair of white training shoes with smooth soles
Details of Disappearance
James was last seen in Leavenworth, Washington on October 19th 1973. He was camping with his parents and younger sister at Peavine Creek on the Little Wenatchee River. James parents left the campsite to go for a little walk and gather firewood.
They were gone for a brief 15 minutes and when they were 200 yards away from the camper, they heard a scream and rushed back to the site. They found the campers door to be open even though it was closed when they left and James was gone. His sister was still inside the camper and the two cats as well.
Extensive searches conducted in the area in the days after his disappearance turned up no trace of the youngster. Investigators stated that if James had wandered away, they would’ve found him. They don’t believe he’s anywhere in the area. Over 300 volunteers searched for him but nothing was ever found.
Investigators have stated that foul play has not been ruled out as a possibility in his case but there’s no evidence that he was abducted or killed. His disappearance remains unsolved and some agencies classify him as lost/injured missing.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Chelan County Sheriffs Office 509-667-6851
The Daily Chronicle 10/26/1973
The Daily Chronicle 10/22/1973