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James Rothfield
Missing since July 12, 1996 from Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
James was last seen at Hornsby on 12 July 1996, while a voluntary in-patient at Hornsby Hospital. He was seen to be walking around the Hornsby area at the time.
He had been transferred from Hornsby Hospital to the Lindsay Madew Unit two weeks earlier.
He failed to attend a scheduled appointment at 10.00 am that day.
James had no identification on him and it is unknown whether he had any money on him. It is unknown where James is likely to frequent. James has left behind his personal belongings, including his wallet.
He suffers from mental problems but is not a violent person. There are grave concerns for his safety.
James may have disappeared because he had just been told he would be transferred to Warina House at Wahroonga. He was against being in halfway houses and hospitals. He comes from a very close family and he hated being in institutions.
Despite a possible sighting of Mr Rothfield at Hornsby in 2002 and extensive police inquires since his disappearance, no trace of him has been found.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

National Missing Persons Unit
1 800 000 634
Hornsby Police

Source Information:
National Missing Persons Unit
Hornsby Advocate (Sydney, Australia 7/28/05

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