James Allen McLean
McLean, approximately 2006; McLean's shirt
Date reported missing : 07/21/2006
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 03/08/1950 (71)
Age at the time of disappearance: 56 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8 - 5'10, 190 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Blue jeans, a white Adidas shirt with blue lettering on the front, a green coat and white sneakers. A photograph of McLean's shirt is posted with this case summary.
Medical conditions : McLean has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and is supposed to be taking medication to control his condition, but he was probably not taking it at the time of his disappearance. He may become suicidal and/or exhibit bizarre behavior. He is classified as disabled.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Graying brown hair, blue eyes. McLean's nickname is Jimmy. He has a graying mustache and substantial brown hair covering his arms.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : McLean was last seen in Puyallup, Washington on July 21, 2006. When he left home he took between $570 and $700 in cash, his medication and a small amount of clothing. He does not have access to a vehicle. He left behind a note for his mother. He wrote he loved her, apologized for leaving and said he couldn't handle things anymore. He has never been heard from again.
McLean didn't have access to a vehicle at the time of his disappearance, and there hasn't been any activity on his food stamp card since he was last seen. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Puyallup Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Washington State Missing Persons Information
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October 12, 2004. July 16, 2013; alternate height added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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