James A. Hendrickson
James, approximately 1991; Age at the time of disappearance: -progression to Age at the time of disappearance: 35 (approximately 2014)
Date reported missing : 06/12/1991
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 05/15/1979 (42)
Age at the time of disappearance: 12 years old
Height / Weight : 5'5, 140 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A white t-shirt with a design, blue shorts and white shoes.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Blond hair, blue eyes. James has a scar on the top of his head near his hairline. His nickname is Jimmy.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : James spent the night of June 11, 1991 at his babysitter's cousin's house in the 700 block of West Paris Promenade in Tucson, Arizona. His mother and sister went out of town and he chose not to go, but to stay with a babysitter instead. The babysitter let him stay the night at her cousin's house along with a four-year-old nephew. The following morning, he said he was walking home.
A witness saw James walking near Oracle Road and Grant Road. This was the final confirmed sighting of the child. James may have stopped at the 7-11 or Circle K convenience store in that vicinity before attempting to head to his home. He has never been seen again.
James resided in the 200 block of east Delano Street in Tucson in 1991, and was scheduled to enter the sixth grade at Amphi Middle School in the autumn of that year. He did not have a history of running away from home, but he was considered a streetwise boy and the police initially believed he left of his own accord.
The four-year-old who was with James before he disappeared told police he knew where James was at. He said two bad men had come in, wrapped James in a blanket and taken him away to Mexico. The boy led them to the Santa Cruz River adjacent to a local sports park, and said that was where Mexico was. A search of the area turned up nothing, however. The babysitter's cousin had a criminal history, including allegations of Gender : ual deviancy, and he failed a polygraph about James's disappearance, but he has never been charged.
James's father lives in Michigan and had not contacted his son for several years prior to 1991. His mother left the state after her son's disappearance, but she's since returned and remains in touch with law enforcement.Foul play is suspected in his disappearance.
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Tucson Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
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The Tucson Weekly
The Arizona Daily Star
The Doe Network
Updated 7 times since October 12, 2004. June 17, 2021; Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.