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2087DMMA - James Bratsos


Name: Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: March 21, 1954
Location Last Seen: Unknown

Physical Description

Date of Birth: circa 1926
Age: 28 years old
Race: White
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 175 lbs.
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Nicknames/Aliases: Jimmy
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Scar on forehead


Dentals: Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Not Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Unknown
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Disappearance

ames Bratsos who went missing March 21, 1954, from his home on Davis Street, in South End, Boston. Bratsos told his family he was going to have an appointment with an associate, to collect payment. Allegedly, the man had made a deal with Bratsos: if Bratsos took blame for a shooting committed by the associate, he would pay him $10,000, when he got out of jail. Bratsos held up his end of the bargain, and took the blame for the shootout. Bratsos was released from State Prison on February 20, 1954. His family believes he was slain. There were rumors that James was drugged in a bar in the "Syrian Town" section of Boston (now China Town), and was shot and buried in New Hampshire, or in Stoughton.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Boston Police Department
Agency Contact Person: 617-343-4500
Agency Phone Number: N/A
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: N/A

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: Unknown

Information Source(s)

Family Member

Admin Notes

Added: 8/4/06; Last Updated: 11/20/17

Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team

** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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