George Erick James
James, approximately 1998; James's skull tattoo
Date reported missing : 11/23/1998
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 10/17/1976 (44)
Age at the time of disappearance: 22 years old
Height / Weight : 6'1, 170 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. James may use the last name Conquest. His nickname is Caesar. He has a lighthouse tattooed on his chest, a skull tattooed on the right side of his neck, the word "Brick" tattooed on his right arm, and the name "Robin" tattooed on the underside of his right forearm. A photograph of the skull tattoo is posted with this case summary.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : James was last seen in Montgomery, Alabama on November 23, 1998. He had an argument with his mother and left her home angrily. He has never been heard from again.
He was carrying somewhere between $6,000 and $14,000 in cash on him when he disappeared; a married girlfriend had allegedly given him the money so he could move away and start a new life. James's car was found on Interstate 65 near Evergreen, Alabama, over 80 miles from his mother's home, in March 1999.
Authorities initially believed James traveled to Florida or to Mobile, Alabama after his disappearance and sought work in the construction industry, but now he is considered a probable homicide victim. He has a criminal record and once served time in prison for burglary. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Elmore County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Alabama Department of Public Safety
The Child Seek Network
The Montgomery Advertiser
The City of Montgomery
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October 12, 2004. June 26, 2011; picture added.