Jesse E. Markham Jr.

Above: Markham, circa 1982


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 12, 1983 from West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: May 20, 1933
  • Age: 50 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'2, 220 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Markham was last seen flying out of Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Florida on July 12, 1983. He was en route to Atlanta, Georgia, but never arrived there. He has never been heard from again. Markham flew for the Central Intelligence Agency from 1965 to 1975, and flew freelance after he returned to the United States. His wife described him as a daredevil who would be willing to fly anyone anywhere if he were paid. Foul play is suspected in his case, which remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office


    Source Information
    Florida Department of Law Enforcement
    The Doe Network
    The South Florida Sun-Sentinel


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 11, 2010; name and details of disappearance updated.

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