James Olin Fross III
Fross, approximately 1987
Date reported missing : 03/28/1987
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 03/19/1963 (58)
Age at the time of disappearance: 24 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 155 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A gold chain necklace and a wristwatch.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Brown hair, green eyes. Fross has a two-inch scar on one of his knees. He wears eyeglasses or contact lenses. His nickname is Jimmy.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Fross was last seen on March 28, 1987. He was en route from McAllen, Texas to South Padre Island, Texas at the time of his disappearance. He has never been heard from again.
Fross's vehicle was discovered abandoned at the jetties in Isla Blanca Park, a camping facility near South Padre Island, shortly after his disappearance. There was no sign of him at the scene. Foul play is suspected in his case. South Padre Island police are investigating.
Other information and links : ncy
South Padre Island Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Texas Department of Public Safety
The Doe Network
October 12, 2004. October 30, 2005; law enforcement contact added.