James Matthew Begley
Begley, approximate photo date 2017
Missing since: 08/06/2017
Fort Bragg, California
Type of missing case: Lost/Injured Missing
Date of Birth: 06/19/1953 (66)
Age at time of disappearance: 64 years old
Height / Weight: 6'1, 200 pounds
Description, clothing, tattoos, other identifying markings: A tan Carhartt jacket, a baseball cap and possibly a copper cuff-type bracelet.
Medical Conditions Begley may be suffering from an undiagnosed mental illness.
Other characteristics: Caucasian male. Graying brown hair, blue eyes. Begley is missing the tip of his thumb, and some of his front teeth are missing. He has a faded tattoo of a sun on the back of his shoulder. He may wear eyeglasses for reading.
Details at time of disappearance: Begley was last seen in Fort Bragg, California on August 6, 2017. He went kayaking sometime between midnight and 2:00 a.m. he told someone he was going out on the water because he could not sleep. He has never been heard from again. At 2:50 p.m., the Coast Guard found his kayak empty and adrift on the ocean.
Begley is presumed lost at sea. His body has never been found.
Other case information
Agency in charge: Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Other information: NamUs
California Attorney General's Office
Psychic detective links:
Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated August 6, 2018