James Thomas Wiggins
Wiggins, approximately 2002
Date reported missing : 12/21/2002
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 08/23/1981 (39)
Age at the time of disappearance: 21 years old
Height / Weight : 5'2, 165 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Jeans, a red flannel jacket, a baseball cap and sneakers. Carrying an umbrella.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Wiggins has caps on his front upper teeth. He has surgical scars on his right forearm and his abdomen and scars on his left ear, the inside of his left bicep, and the upper left side of his chest. His hair is curly.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Wiggins was last seen in the early morning hours of December 21, 2002 at a grocery store in the vicinity of the 12100 block of Highway 146 in Ruston, Louisiana. He has never been heard from again. Few details are available in his case.
Other information and links : ncy
Ruston City Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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