James Francis Schroeder
Schroeder, approximately 1982
Date reported missing : 09/25/1982
Missing location (approx) :
Idaho County, Idaho
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 05/14/1960 (61)
Age at the time of disappearance: 22 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8, 148 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A sweatshirt, a green and black plaid shirt, brown pants, cotton socks and work boots with a smooth sole. Carrying a hunting knife and a 7mm rifle with 11 to 13 rounds of ammunition.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Blond/brown hair, blue eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Schroeder was last seen in Idaho County, Idaho on September 25, 1982. He and two friends had traveled from Wisconsin to the Lake Louise area, near Three Rivers, to go hunting.
On the day of his disappearance, Schroeder left the campsite to go hunting alone. He left his hat, coat, map and compass behind. He never returned and has never been heard from again.
Within two days of his disappearance, bad weather set in, with heavy rain followed by snow. Authorities believe Schroeder became lost in the area and succumbed to the elements, but his body has never been found.
Other information and links : ncy
Idaho County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
Idaho Bureau of Criminal Investigation
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