James T. Boozer Sr.

Above: Boozer, circa 2006


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 21, 2006 from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: November 7, 1925
  • Age: 80 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'11, 128 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Boozer's nicknames are Jimmy, Jim and J. He is missing one of his upper front teeth and he has previously broken his right hand. He has a small scar above his right eye near his hairline.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A red and blue short-sleeved plaid shirt, a white long-sleeve thermal undershirt, a tan jacket, tan pants, brown shoes, a white cap, a dark brown belt and a Timex watch.
  • Medical Conditions: Boozer suffers from dementia and requires daily medication for a heart condition.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Boozer was last seen left his residence on foot in the 5800 block of Montrose in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at 8:00 a.m. on June 21, 2006 to take the train to a doctor's appointment at Wills Eye Hospital. He arrived safely at the doctor's office in the vicinity of 8th Street and Walnut and left afterwards at 11:30 a.m. He never made it home and has never been heard from again. He was carrying a brown wallet at the time of his disappearance.

    Prior to his disappearance, Boozer had begun falling asleep during the daytime. Authorities believe it's possible he fell asleep on the train, missed his stop and became lost and disoriented. Boozer's wife describes him as an extremely shy man who would be unlikely to seek out attention even if he needed help. She reported him as a missing person at 5:00 p.m. on the day of his disappearance. Due to his medical conditions, there is fear for Boozer's safety. He has gone missing before. Boozer was not having any family problems at the time of his June 2006 disappearance. He is a World War II veteran and worked for the Campbell's Soup company for 40 years. His case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Philadelphia Police Department


    Source Information
    The Philadelphia Daily News
    Pennsylvania Missing Persons


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated April 20, 2008; details of disappearance updated.

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