James Eric Bess
James, approximate photo date 1984
Missing since: 10/04/1984
Type of missing case: Endangered Runaway
Date of Birth: 12/18/1969 (50)
Age at time of disappearance: 14 years old
Height / Weight: 5'6, 110 pounds
Description, clothing, tattoos, other identifying markings: A blue denim jacket, a sport shirt, blue jeans and gray sneakers.
Other characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, blue/gray eyes. James has a scar on the right side of his waist, a scar just above his right hand and a scar above his right elbow.
Details at time of disappearance: James and his friend Chipley Sanders, lived in a boys' group home in the 1300 block of 13th Street in Ashland, Kentucky at the time they went missing. They ran away from the home on October 4, 1984 and haven't been seen since. Few details are available in their cases.
Other case information
Agency in charge: Ashland Police Department
Other information: The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
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Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated September 13, 2018 details of disappearance updated.