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3338DMWV - James Lee Haynes


Name: James Lee Haynes
Case Classification: Missing
Missing Since: December 7, 1963
Location Last Seen: Saulsville, Wyoming County, West Virginia

Physical Description

Date of Birth: August 10, 1931
Age: 32 years old
Race: White
Gender: Male
Height: Unknown
Weight: Unknown
Hair Color: Unknown
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown


Dentals: Unknown
Fingerprints: Unknown
DNA: Unknown

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Not Available
Jewelry: Not Available
Additional Personal Items: Not Available

Circumstances of Disappearance

James Lee Haynes, an Army Sergeant, was last seen hitch-hiking to his parents' home in Saulsville to deliver Christmas presents.

Investigators believe he may have been killed by three men with whom he had an altercation at a tavern the day he disappeared. It is believed that the three men ran him over with their car in Raleigh County, drove to Wyoming County, and buried his body in a large hollow on Bolt Mountain.

During a search of the area James' billfold and Army dogtags were located. Bloody rags were found in a hollow tree stump. James' body was not located.

In 1971, an arrest was made in the case but charges were dropped due to lack of evidence. James was declared dead one year after his disappearance.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Raleigh County Sheriff's Department
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 304-255-9300
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: N/A

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: Unknown

Information Source(s)

Quero Absentis Blog
Charleston Daily Mail News Archive
The State Journal News Archive

Admin Notes

Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 1/15/18

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

** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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