James Lee Proctor

Above: Proctor, circa 1990


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 23, 1990 from Shady Cove, Oregon
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: July 5, 1943
  • Age: 47 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'10 - 6'0, 150 - 170 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Proctor's nickname is Jim. He may have a brown mustache and/or beard.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Proctor was last seen in Shady Cove, Oregon on December 23, 1990. He flew out in his green and white single-engine two-seater Rallye airplane after an argument with his wife. Proctor never returned home and has never been heard from again. Two search-and-rescue missions turned up no sign of him or his plane.

    Proctor got married three weeks before his disappearance, and he told a friend he regretted his choice and wanted to go somewhere where no one knew him. His wife lived elsewhere and only commuted to his home on weekends, and as a result it was a week before anyone realized he was missing. At the time of his disappearance, Proctor was house-sitting for a friend who was on vacation. He left his identification and policeman's badge behind at his friend's house. He also left his credit cards and cash behind.

    Proctor is a retired police officer from Pasadena, California. One of his sisters believes he may have taken his own life. He was declared legally dead several years after his disappearance.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Oregon National Guard
    Civil Air Patrol


    Source Information


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated May 19, 2010; casefile added.

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