James Wayne Sellars

Above: Sellars, circa 2005


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.


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


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office


    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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