James W. Rogers

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Left: James, circa 1981;
Right: Age-progression to age 26 (circa 1992)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 18, 1981 from Hanson, Massachusetts
  • Classification: Non-Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: November 12, 1966
  • Age: 14 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'2 - 5'3, 110 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. James has a one-inch chicken pox scar under his right eye. He has a cleft in his chin. James does not have a pectoral muscle on the right side of his chest. His upper front teeth are large and spaced apart. James speaks with a New England accent. His nickname is Jimmy.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A brown leather jacket, tan pants and blue sneakers.
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    Details of Disappearance

    James called a friend on October 18, 1981 and said he was going to hitchhike to the friend's home from his residence in Halifax, Massachusetts. Investigators have been unable to find evidence that he accepted a ride and it's possible that James ended up walking to his intended destination and traveled through nearby Cranberry Bogs. He never arrived at his friend's house and has not been heard from again.

    James was a newspaper carrier at the time of his 1981 disappearance. He resided in the 10 block of Lakeside Road in Hanson, Massachusetts when he went missing; Hanson police are investigating his disappearance. Authorities initially believed he left of his own accord, but foul play is now considered a possibility in his case.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Hanson Police Department
    617-294-8081

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    Source Information
    Child Protection Education Of America
    The Boston Globe
    Operation Lookout

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 9, 2006; clothing description and alternate height added, details of disappearance updated.

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