James William Duffy Jr.
James, approximately 1973
Date reported missing : 10/19/1973
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 2 years old
Height / Weight : Unknown
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A dark blue long-sleeved turtleneck over a white t-shirt, light blue jeans, yellow knee-length socks and white training shoes with smooth soles.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. James's nickname is Jimmy. He has a very frail build.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : James was last seen in Leavenworth, Washington on October 19, 1973. He, his parents and his younger sister were camping at Peavine Creek on the Little Wenatchee River. James's parents left the campsite to collect firewood.
They were about 200 yards away from the camper when they heard a scream. When they returned a few minutes later, James's sister was asleep inside the camper and the two cats were there, but James was gone and the camper door was open.
An extensive search of the area, which lasted a week and involved up to 300 volunteers, turned up no sign of James. The county undersheriff said he was "99 percent sure he's not there." His case remains unsolved.
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September 2021 updates and sources
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