James Lee Proctor
Proctor, approximately 1990
Date reported missing : 12/23/1990
Missing location (approx) :
Shady Cove, Oregon
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 07/05/1943 (78)
Age at the time of disappearance: 47 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10 - 6'0, 150 - 170 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Proctor's nickname is Jim. He may have a brown mustache and/or beard.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Proctor was last seen in Shady Cove, Oregon on December 23, 1990. He flew out in his green and white single-engine two-seater Rallye airplane after an argument with his wife. Proctor never returned home and has never been heard from again. Two search-and-rescue missions turned up no sign of him or his plane.
Proctor got married three weeks before his disappearance, and he told a friend he regretted his choice and wanted to go somewhere where no one knew him. His wife lived elsewhere and only commuted to his home on weekends, and as a result it was a week before anyone realized he was missing.
At the time of his disappearance, Proctor was house-sitting for a friend who was on vacation. He left his identification and policeman's badge behind at his friend's house. He also left his credit cards and cash behind.
Proctor is a retired police officer from Pasadena, California. One of his sisters believes he may have taken his own life. He was declared legally dead several years after his disappearance.
Other information and links : ncy
Oregon National Guard
Civil Air Patrol
September 2021 updates and sources
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