James Anthony Reynolds
Reynolds, approximately 1999; Lamar Stackhouse; Angela Young; Valerie McCoy; Tamara Ward; Evla Lee
Date reported missing : 05/08/1999
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 07/15/1970 (51)
Age at the time of disappearance: 28 years old
Height / Weight : 6'1, 180 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Reynolds has cut scars on his upper left arm and on his back. His nickname is Amp.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Reynolds was last seen leaving The Hideaway Club in Opp, Alabama at approximately 3:15 a.m. on May 8, 1999. He was accompanied by Lamar Junior Stackhouse, Valerie Jones McCoy, Evla Jossett Lee, Tamara Monique Ward and Angela Roberts Young.
Photos of Reynolds's five companions are posted with this case summary. The group was traveling in Stackhouse's burgundy 1986 Chevrolet Caprice. The group never arrived at their residences and were reported as missing persons to the authorities.
Investigators discovered Stackhouse's vehicle submerged in the Pea River in Coffee County, Alabama on September 29, 1999, more than four months after the group disappeared. The bodies of Reynolds's friends were recovered from the car, but he was not found inside the Caprice.
Authorities continued searching for Reynolds's remains in the river and around the surrounding area, but he has never been located. At the time of his disappearance, he was on probation for cocaine trafficking. He left behind a five-year-old son.
Investigators believe that Stackhouse's vehicle plunged into the water as the result of a single-car accident. Reynolds is officially listed as a missing person.
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Alabama Department of Public Safety
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