James Wilson Jr.
Wilson, approximately 2018
Date reported missing : 05/31/2018
Missing location (approx) :
Jacksonville, North Carolina
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 78 years old
Height / Weight : 5'11, 190 - 200 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A red shirt and blue pants.
Medical conditions : Wilson suffers from dementia. He may believe he is still on active duty with the U.S. Marines, and has a habit of wandering.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American male. Gray hair, brown eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Wilson was last seen in Jacksonville, North Carolina on May 31, 2018. He apparently wandered away from his home in the Country Club Road area and has never been heard from again.
Wilson has been known to wander and hitchhike, and is described as "very capable" due to his prior training in the Marine Corps. He is a skilled carpenter and he earned a Purple Heart while serving in the Vietnam War. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Jacksonville Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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