James Wayne Sellars

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Above: Sellars, circa 2005

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 29, 2005 from San Diego, California
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: February 8, 1946
  • Age: 59 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'10, 210 - 220 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Sellars has scars on his lower back and the back of his neck. His nickname is Jim.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A sweater and board shorts.
  • Medical Conditions: Sellars takes medication for unspecified reasons. He has a history of over-medicating himself.
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    Details of Disappearance

    On November 29, 2005, Sellars launched his fishing boat and went on a fishing trip alone off the coast of San Diego, California. He never returned and the Coast Guard found his boat unoccupied, five miles off of Mission Bay. His flip-flops and wallet, with all its contents, were still on board, but there was no sign of Sellars.

    Sellars had a history of taking too much medication and authorities believe he may have over-medicated himself on the day of his disappearance and fallen overboard as a result. An extensive search of the ocean turned up no sign of his body. He is presumed to be lost at sea.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    San Diego Police Department
    619-531-2844

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    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    NamUs

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated April 22, 2012; middle name, alternate weight and medical conditions added, distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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