Jay Calvin Pringle
Jay, approximately 1977; Age at the time of disappearance: -progression to Age at the time of disappearance: 55 (approximately 2014); Robert Kellogg in 1971 (six years prior to Jay's disappearance)
Date reported missing : 04/19/1977
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 07/02/1959 (62)
Age at the time of disappearance: 17 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 150 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : An army jacket, pants, shoes, and a blue handkerchief tied around his head. Jay frequently wears headbands.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Jay may have scars on his left elbow, above his left eye, on his left calf and on his knees. He is myopic and wears gold rimless eyeglasses.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Jay resided in Medford, Oregon in 1977. He traveled to California in April of that year, and some friends saw him in Los Angeles. According to one 23-year-old friend, Robert Harry Kellogg, he and Jay then traveled to Gardena, California.
Kellogg said he last saw Jay on April 19. He stated they got into an argument and split up, and Jay left with an unknown individual. He carrying a suitcase and a brown and green wool blanket at the time of his disappearance. He has never been heard from again.
Kellogg traveled from Nevada to Medford after apparently spending all of Jay's money. He was the only witness who saw Jay in Gardena. Jay's mother reported him missing, and Kellogg subsequently left Oregon during the police investigation. Investigators believe he was involved in his friend's disappearance, but he was never charged for lack of evidence.
A photograph of Kellogg in the 1970s is posted below this case summary. His only criminal convictions throughout his lifetime were two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence. He died in September 2011, at the Age at the time of disappearance: of 58.
Jay's case remains unsolved. Jackson County, Oregon police are investigating.
Other information and links : ncy
Jackson County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
The Mail Tribune
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Updated 6 times since October 12, 2004. February 17, 2015; Age at the time of disappearance: -progression updated.