Jamie Martin Thornton

1 AP
Left: Jamie, circa 1996;
Right: Age-progression to age 28 (circa 2012)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 4, 1986 from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: November 12, 1984
  • Age: 1 year old
  • Height and Weight: 3'2, 30 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Jamie has a birthmark on his right thigh. His nickname is J.T.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A green tank top, blue shorts and blue sneakers.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Jamie was last seen playing with his five-year-old cousin in the front yard of his family's residence near Chartiers Creek in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 4, 1986. The creek was swollen with rain and had risen to a level six feet higher than normal. Authorities believe he may have fallen in and drowned, his body swept away. After his disappearance, there was a report that Jamie was alive and living somewhere in New Jersey. His mother hopes he is still alive. His case remains unsolved.


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


    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    The Missing Persons CyberCenter
    The Altoona Mirror
    Baldwin-Whitehall Patch


    Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 11, 2013; age-progression updated.

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