James Elworth Craven

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Above: Craven, circa 1985

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 6, 1985 from Lexington, North Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 55 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8, 180 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Craven's nickname is Flop. He has a dental bridge in his lower jaw.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A gray jacket, navy pinstriped pants and a ring on his right hand.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Craven was last seen in Lexington, North Carolina on March 6, 1985. He told his daughter he was going out of town and would return later that day. He was apparently going to either Charlotte, Winston-Salem or Statesville, North Carolina. He has never been heard from again. A few days after his disappearance, his beige 1978 Ford Fairmont with the North Carolina license plate number ID 60617 was found abandoned at an airport in Charlotte. Few details are available in Craven's case.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Davidson County Sheriff's Department
    336-242-2000

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    Source Information
    NamUs

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 10, 2011; clothing/jewelry description added, distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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