James Matthew Zinza

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Top Row and Bottom Left and Center: James, circa 1992;
Bottom Right: Age-progression to an unknown age


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 28, 1992 from Mesa, Arizona
  • Classification: Endangred Missing
  • Date of Birth: January 15, 1962
  • Age: 30 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'10 - 5'11, 200 - 231 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Graying light brown hair, blue eyes. James's nicknames are Jim and Jimmy. He be balding.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Unknown, but he usually wears blue Levi's jeans and t-shirts or short-sleeved button-down shirts.
  • Medical Conditions: James may suffer from mental illness.
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    Details of Disappearance

    James's family last saw him in the Mesa/Phoenix, Arizona area on February 28, 1992. He moved around the state often. He never got in touch with his loved ones again. James's brother reported him missing in December 2008, sixteen years after his disappearance. There has been no indication of his whereabouts since 1992. Prior to his disappearance, James frequently moved around the state of Arizona and he didn't always provide his family with up-to-date contact information.

    James enjoyed riding his ten-speed bicycle in 1992; he did not own a car. He also likes cats, visiting parks, and eating Domino's pizza. Curiously, he isn't the only person in his family who has gone missing; his younger brother Thomas, who had schizophrenia, vanished from Pennsylvania in 2008, at the age of 42. Thomas's remains were found in a wooded area in rural Pennsylvania two years later; foul play is not suspected in his death. James's case remains unsolved.


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


    Source Information
    Project Jason
    Mesa Police Department
    The Doe Network


    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated May 23, 2012; picture added.

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