James E. Marten

Above: Marten, circa 2012


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 10, 2012 from Omaha, Nebraska
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: September 18, 1963
  • Age: 49 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'10 - 5'11, 180 - 195 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Graying brown hair, blue/green eyes. Marten has a scar on his jaw. He wears eyeglasses, but those were left behind. His nickname is Jim.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A blue jacket with white lining, a dark-colored shirt, black or gray sweatpants, sneakers and a black baseball cap with a Nebraska logo on the front.
  • Medical Conditions: Marten suffers from depression and attempted suicide two months prior to his disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Marten was last seen in Omaha, Nebraska on December 10, 2012. His wife saw him before he left for work at 8:00 a.m., and spoke to him on the phone at 2:45 p.m. He was supposed to pick up his son from school, but never did so and has never been heard from again. Six days after his disappearance, his car was found parked along the Missouri River near Rick's Boatyard, a now-defunct restaurant. Marten's cellular phone and eyeglasses were inside the vehicle, but his keys were missing.

    Marten had lost his job before his disappearance and was depressed about it. There hasn't been any activity on his bank accounts since he went missing. He left behind two teenage children. Marten's family hope he is alive and chose to walk out of his life, but they fear he could be dead, and the circumstances of his disappearance are unclear. His case remains unsolved.


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


    Source Information
    Nebraska State Patrol
    Project Jason
    KTPM Fox 42
    The Omaha World-Herald


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 7, 2014; casefile added.

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