Jaxie Bernadette Jamerson
Jamerson, approximate photo date 1994
Missing since: 07/03/1994
Yancey County, North Carolina
Type of missing case: Endangered Missing
Date of Birth: 03/15/1916 (104)
Age at time of disappearance: 78 years old
Height / Weight: Unknown
Description, clothing, tattoos, other identifying markings: A navy blue polyester jacket and gray-brown polyester pants. Carrying a yellow flashlight and a black purse.
Medical Conditions At the time of her disappearance, Jamerson was suffering from short-term memory loss.
Other characteristics: Caucasian female. Jamerson wears dentures. Her maiden name is Jarvis.
Details at time of disappearance: Jamerson was last seen on July 3, 1994. She was visiting Mount Mitchell State Park in North Carolina while on an outing with her church, Beech Glen Baptist Church, for the Independence Day weekend.
On the night of July 2, Jamerson went to sleep in her Isuzu Trooper at the Dogwood campsite in the Briar Bottom group camping area. At 6:00 a.m. the next day, she was sighted getting out of the car. A short time later she was sighted carrying her purse and flashlight, looking disoriented. She has never been heard from again, and an extensive search turned up no sign of her.
In May 1998, a tourist renting a cabin on the banks of the south Toe River sound a one-by three-inch scrap of navy blue fabric and an upper denture plate. Both the cloth and the denture plate were consistent with what Jameson was wearing at the time of her disappearance nearly four years later, but authorities were never able to definitively identify them as hers. Her case remains unsolved.
Other case information
Agency in charge: Yancey County Sheriff's Department
Other information: Whereabouts Still Unknown
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Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated September 4, 2018