James Francis Schroeder

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Above: Schroeder, circa 1982

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 25, 1982 from Idaho County, Idaho
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date Of Birth: May 14, 1960
  • Age: 22 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8, 148 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Blond/brown hair, blue eyes.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A sweatshirt, a green and black plaid shirt, brown pants, cotton socks and work boots with a smooth sole. Carrying a hunting knife and a 7mm rifle with 11 to 13 rounds of ammunition.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Schroeder was last seen in Idaho County, Idaho on September 25, 1982. He and two friends had traveled from Wisconsin to the Lake Louise area, near Three Rivers, to go hunting. On the day of his disappearance, Schroeder left the campsite to go hunting alone. He left his hat, coat, map and compass behind. He never returned and has never been heard from again. Within two days of his disappearance, bad weather set in, with heavy rain followed by snow. Authorities believe Schroeder became lost in the area and succumbed to the elements, but his body has never been found.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Idaho County Sheriff's Office
    208-983-1100

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    Source Information
    Idaho Missing Persons Clearinghouse
    NamUs
    The Lewiston Morning Tribune

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 20, 2016; casefile added.

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