The Doe Network:
Case File 1017DMCA


James Ronald Peters
Missing since September 19, 1988 from El Cajon, San Diego County, California.
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Peters was last seen on September 19, 1988 in El Cajon, California. His mother reported him missing.
His vehicle, 1970 green Volkswagen Bug, was later found on December 5 stripped and parked at the desolate end of Mussey Grade Road in Ramona. Scratched into the rooftop was a one-foot large swastika.

Investigators received anonymous information that Peters may have been involved in a cult called either "Rainbow," or "Children of Rainbow." Police have not attached any significance to the swastika as being a sign of the cult

He was a drug user and had moved out of the family house just 10 days before his disappearance. He had been living in a Peach Avenue apartment in El Cajon with a friend. The friend said Peters had returned one night, packed his duffel bag and left the apartment without a word.
He loved to skateboard, shoot BB guns at cans and body surf at South Mission Beach.

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

El Cajon Police Department
Cold Homicide Unit

Agency Case Number:

NCIC Number: M-330264916
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
California Department of Justice
El Cajon Police Department
San Diego Union-Tribune, The (CA)

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