James William Hires

Above: Hires, circa 1981


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 12, 1981 from Cherry Hill Township, New Jersey
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: April 29, 1963
  • Age: 18 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'11, 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Hires has a skin discoloration on his left knee. He has a horizontal scar on his left eyebrow. His upper left arm has been fractured and his collarbone has been fractured on the right side.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white button-down oxford shirt, a tan v-neck sweater, a light brown zip-up jacket, off-white slacks and brown suede loafers.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Hires disappeared on October 12, 1981 from Cherry Hill Township, New Jersey. He was carrying $1100 in cash at the time of his disappearance. Hires left his parents' home at approximately 2:30 p.m. and said he was going to pick up his brother in the family car. At 4:00 p.m., Hires's brother called and said he had not been picked up. The vehicle Hires was last seen driving was found locked and abandoned on October 18, in Lot D at the Philadelphia Airport in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Few details are available in Hires's case. He is missing under unknown circumstances.


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

    Camden County Sheriff's Office



    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    Cherry Hill Police Department
    Camden County Sheriff's Office


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 17, 2005.

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