James E. Marten
Marten, approximately 2012
Date reported missing : 12/10/2012
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 09/18/1963 (57)
Age at the time of disappearance: 49 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10 - 5'11, 180 - 195 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A blue jacket with white lining, a dark-colored shirt, black or gray sweatpants, sneakers and a black baseball cap with a Nebraska logo on the front.
Medical conditions : Marten suffers from depression and attempted suicide two months prior to his disappearance.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Graying brown hair, blue/green eyes. Marten has a scar on his jaw. He wears eyeglasses, but those were left behind. His nickname is Jim.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Marten was last seen in Omaha, Nebraska on December 10, 2012. His wife saw him before he left for work at 8:00 a.m., and spoke to him on the phone at 2:45 p.m. He was supposed to pick up his son from school, but never did so and has never been heard from again.
Six days after his disappearance, his car was found parked along the Missouri River near Rick's Boatyard, a now-defunct restaurant. Marten's cellular phone and eyeglasses were inside the vehicle, but his keys were missing.
Marten had lost his job before his disappearance and was depressed about it. There hasn't been any activity on his bank accounts since he went missing. He left behind two teenAge at the time of disappearance: children. Marten's family hope he is alive and chose to walk out of his life, but they fear he could be dead, and the circumstances of his disappearance are unclear. His case remains unsolved.
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Omaha Police Department
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Nebraska State Patrol
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