James Garris

Above: Garris, circa 1999


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 7, 1999 from Litchfield, Connecticut
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 24, 1919
  • Age: 80 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'9, 165 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Green/hazel eyes. Garris is bald. He has several large bumps on his head.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A short-sleeved white polo shirt, tan pants and brown shoes.
  • Medical Conditions: Garris suffers from dementia and may be disoriented as a result of his condition. His right shin was infected at the time of his July 1999 disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Garris resided at Sarah Pierce Assisted Living Community on Constitution Way in Litchfield, Connecticut. He entered the facility in late June 1999. Garris was last seen at approximately 6:00 a.m. on July 7, 1999. Authorities believe that Garris may have been confused and walked away from the premises. He has never been heard from again.

    An extensive search of the area produced no clues as to Garris's whereabouts. He impressed staff members and residents at the facility with his social skills and sophisticated manner of dress. Temperatures were in the mid-90 degree range at the time Garris disappeared.

    Garris is a retired engineer. His case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Connecticut State Police



    Source Information
    Connecticut Department Of Public Safety
    The Hartford Courant


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