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Case File 4388DMNC


James Elworth Craven
Missing since March 6, 1985 from Lexington, Davidson County, North Carolina
Classification: Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 55 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'8"; 180-190 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Black male. Gray or partially gray hair; brown eyes.
  • Clothing: James was last seen wearing a grey suede jacket, navy pants with pin stripes, and a ring on his right hand
  • Dentals: Dental bridge on bottom teeth
  • DNA: Available
  • AKA: Flop

Circumstances of Disappearance
Craven was last seen on March 6, 1985 as he left the family owned Southside Convenience store. He told his daughter he was going out of town but would return later that day.
Family members found his 1978 Ford Fairmont with NC dealer plates ID 60617 at a Charlotte airport a few days later but Craven has not been heard from.

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

Davidson County Sheriff

NCIC Number: M147289768

Source Information:
Namus MP #9166
The Dispatch - Apr 25, 1985

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