Maurice James II

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Above Images: James, circa 2011


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 31, 2011 from San Francisco, California
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: August 29, 1981
  • Age: 29 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'0, 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Brown hair, green eyes. James's nickname is Mo. He has a tattoo on his arm.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A long-sleeved t-shirt and black leather pants.
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    Details of Disappearance

    James was last seen in San Francisco, California on July 31, 2011. His roommate saw him before he went to bed. When his roommate woke up at 4:00 p.m., James was gone. He left his personal belongings, including his wallet and cellular phone, behind at home; only his iPod and transit card were missing.

    James kept a blog that his roommate didn't know about. In his last entry, he wrote he was going to the beach to eat shrimp, but he was allergic to shrimp. He complained of financial problems as well. The entry also said, "I always knew I wouldn't make it to 30." After his disappearance, James's transit pass, iPod and clothes were found at a San Francisco beach. The clothes were folded neatly. There was no sign of him at the scene and an extensive search turned up no evidence. A witness reported seeing a naked man matching James's description on the beach.

    James served seven years in the military and, following his discharge in 2008, studied cooking and interned at a prestigious restaurant. Because of the circumstances of his disappearance, authorities believe he may have taken his own life.


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


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    Facebook Page for Maurice James
    The Examiner
    Find Our Missing


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 7, 2013; casefile added.

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