James Vincent Bierman

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Above Images: Bierman, circa 1999


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 22, 1999 from Felton, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: September 2, 1970
  • Age: 28 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'3 - 6'4, 172 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Dark blond hair, blue eyes. Bierman has a scar on the shin of one of his legs. He may have a mustache, beard or a goatee. His nickname is Bodie.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Bierman called in sick to work during the morning of February 22, 1999 in Felton, California. He was employed with the Citizens Utility water company. His truck was discovered abandoned on San Lorenzo Way, near the San Lorenzo River, shortly afterwards. It was parked near a landslide, where Bierman had done emergency pipe repairs several days before he went missing. The keys in the ignition and there were post-it notes all over the dash to remind Bierman of his daily tasks. There was no sign of Bierman at the scene.

    Bierman lived alone and was not reported as a missing person for several days. He left a sack of groceries behind at his home, with a receipt indicating he bought them days before he was reported missing. Investigators theorized he had slipped in the mud and fallen into the river at the place where his truck was parked. An extensive search of the surrounding area and the river produced no evidence as to Bierman's whereabouts. He has never been heard from again and his case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office



    Source Information
    The San Jose Mercury News
    California Attorney General's Office
    North American Missing Persons Network


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 24, 2007; alternate height added, details of disappearance updated.

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