James Scott Butler

Above: Butler, circa 2003


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 12, 2003 from Hemet, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: September 14, 1961
  • Age: 41 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'1, 200 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Butler has full sleeve tattoos on both arms, a tattoo of a woman's face on his chest, a tattoo of the word "Hemet" on his chest, a tattoo of the word "flirtin" on his back, a tattoo of skulls on his back, and a tattoo of the word "disaster" on his back. Butler's nickname is Spun and he may us the aliases Jim Parrneli and/or James Scott Taranelli.
  • Medical Conditions: Extreme caution is advised when approaching Butler.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Butler was last seen in Hemet, California on September 12, 2003. He has never been heard from again. On September 26, his father received a phone call from an unidentified male saying Butler had been shot and his body was left burning in a vehicle. Butler's remains have not been found, however.

    Butler is a convicted felon and wanted by the police in addition to being listed as a missing person, but he is not thought to have disappeared as the result of the charges against him. His case is unsolved. He is considered to be missing under suspicious circumstances and foul play is suspected in his case.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Riverside County Sheriff's Department

    Hemet Sheriff's Station


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    Riverside County Sheriff's Department


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.
    Last updated October 19, 2004.

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