Missing since March 21, 1954 from Boston, Massachusetts
Circumstances of Disappearance
James 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.
Investigators Boston Police Department
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Warren Avenue Police Station
Boston Police Department
The Family of James Bratsos