Jefferson Brian Arms
Arms, approximate photo date 1992
Missing since: 09/18/1992
Plattsburgh, New York
Type of missing case: Lost/Injured Missing
Date of Birth: 05/07/1970 (50)
Age at time of disappearance: 22 years old
Height / Weight: 5'10, 165 pounds
Description, clothing, tattoos, other identifying markings: A life jacket and possibly green shorts and a red flannel shirt.
Other characteristics: Caucasian male. Light brown hair, blue eyes. Arms wears wire-framed eyeglasses and a temporary retainer in his lower teeth. He has a scar on his knuckle and a chicken pox scar near his eye. His nickname is Jeff.
Details at time of disappearance: Arms was seen at approximately 8:00 p.m. on September 18, 1992, in his 16-foot Sunfish sailboat on Lake Champlain in Plattsburgh, New York. He and two male friends sailed approximately one mile east of Schuyler Island and into an open area of the lake. The boat hit rough water and flipped over twice, knocking Arms and his companions into the lake.
Arms and his friends were wearing life jackets and decided to swim to Schuyler Island. His two friends went ahead and saw Arms swimming behind them most of the way, but they reached the island and Arms did not. His life jacket and the sailboat were later found by the Coast Guard, but Arms himself has never been heard from again.
Arms is from Westminster, Vermont and was visiting the Plattsburgh area at the time of his disappearance. He is presumed to have drowned, but remains classified as a missing person.
Other case information
Agency in charge: New York State Police
Other information: NamUs
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Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated October 2, 2006