Alfred James Grimes
Alfred, approximately 1968
Date reported missing : 12/14/1968
Missing location (approx) :
Monterey County, California
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 04/09/1954 (67)
Age at the time of disappearance: 14 years old
Height / Weight : 5'4, 110 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Alfred's nickname is Al.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Alfred disappeared with his friend, Sammy Jackson, from Monterey County, California on December 14, 1968.
The two boys got up in the early morning hours to go fishing at Fisherman's Wharf, something they did regularly. A bus driver remembered seeing them at the bus stop at 4:30 a.m. and spoke to Alfred. He let them off on Del Monte Avenue near the wharf.
Neither of them have ever been heard from again. When Alfred didn't return home or call by 5:00 p.m., his father went out looking for him. He called the police after he couldn't find any sign of the two boys.
Authorities are uncertain what happened to Sammy and Alfred, but Alfred's parents don't believe he ran away because he wasn't having any problems and he didn't take any extra clothes or money with him. His family lived in the 100 block of Hilo Street in Marina, California at the time of his disappearance, and he has two younger sisters. His parents later moved to Salinas, California.
Alfred and Sammy's cases remain unsolved. It's possible that they drowned, but the circumstances of their disappearances are unclear.
Other information and links : ncy
Monterey County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
The Monterey Peninsula Herald
October 12, 2004. March 13, 2011; Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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