Jamie Martin Thornton

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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. He may got by his initials, 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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 4, 1986. He lived with his parents in the 50 block of Woodville Avenue, but on the day he disappeared he and his family were attending a family birthday party on McKnight Street.

    Jamie and his cousin were playing on a retaining wall about twelve feet about Chartier's Creek. The creek was swollen with rain and had risen to a level six feet higher than normal. Jamie fell off the wall into the water and disappeared in spite of people's attempts to rescue him. Authorities believe he drowned, but after his disappearance, there was a report that he was alive and living somewhere in New Jersey. His body has never been found and his mother hopes he is still alive.


    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
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


    Updated 6 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 13, 2017; details of disappearance updated.

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