James Robert Dougherty Farenthold
Farenthold, approximately 1989
Date reported missing : 04/01/1989
Missing location (approx) :
San Antonio, Texas
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 02/08/1956 (65)
Age at the time of disappearance: 33 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 150 pounds
Medical conditions : Farnethold has Von Willebrand's Disease, a form of hemophilia. He also has a history of drug abuse and psychiatric problems.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Farenthold may have a mustache. His nickname is Jimmy.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Farenthold was last seen in San Antonio, Texas sometime in April 1989. He had told his mother he was going to enter an unspecified drug rehabilitation facility in Florida, and she purchased a plane ticket so he could travel there.
He apparently never boarded his flight, however, and the ticket purchase was refunded to Farenthold's mother months later. He left behind his passport, clothing, motorcycle and car at his rented home. He has never been heard from again.
Farenthold is a member of a prominent Texas oil family and frequented the Corpus Christi, Fort Worth and San Antonio areas of Texas prior to his disappearance. There have been several trAge at the time of disappearance: dies among his loved ones: his twin brother died at Age at the time of disappearance: four after an accidental fall, and his older half-brother was murdered by a business associate in 1972.
Farenthold's mother believes he is deceased. Many rumors have circulated about his disappearance, but none of them can be substantiated, and his case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
San Antonio Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Texas Department Of Public Safety
The Austin American-Statesman
The Houston Chronicle
The San Antonio Express-News
October 12, 2004. February 12, 2007; Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : , Medical conditions : and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.