James Lewis Perryman

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Above Images: Perryman, circa 2002

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 3, 2002 from Primm, Nevada
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: August 12, 1973
  • Age: 28 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'11, 140 - 160 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Perryman has a light complexion. He has a tattoo of the letter X on the back of each shoulder blade and a tattoo of the Leo astrological symbol, a lion, on his right calf. Perryman also has three scars on the inside of his forearms from self-inflicted knife wounds.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A t-shirt, blue jeans, white socks, black boots, and a ring.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Perryman was last seen at Buffalo Bill's Casino in Primm, Nevada on May 3, 2002. He may been carrying a black attache case, a wallet, and a .38 or .45 caliber Sig Sauer pistol at the time. Some of Perryman's belongings, including his clothing and backpack, were later found inside his hotel room.

    On May 6, three days after his disappearance, Perryman's car was found abandoned in Interstate 15 at the Hallaron Summit exit, twenty-five miles from Primm and seventy-five miles from Las Vegas, Nevada. Inside the car was an empty gun case, a gun lock, a half-empty box of shells, amd a black bag containing Perryman's birth certificate, firefighter certificate and payroll stubs. There was no sign of Perryman at the scene. He has never been heard from again.

    Perryman led a "straight-edge" lifestyle at the time of his disappearance; straight-edge embraces clean living, including abstention from drugs and alcohol and unprotected or promiscuous sex. Some agencies state that Perryman vanished from San Bernardino, California. That state's authorities are investigating his case.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
    909-387-3699

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    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    The National Center for Missing Adults
    North American Missing Persons Network

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 22, 2005.

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