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4434DMPA - James Dupree Lewis

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Name: James Dupree Lewis
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: July 28, 1991
Location Last Seen: Lancaster City, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Physical Description

Date of Birth: circa 1987
Age: 4 years old
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Height: 3'3"
Weight: 60 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Nicknames/Aliases: Squirt
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown

Identifiers

Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Not Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: White muscle shirt with black trim around the neck and arm, blue and yellow shorts, white socks (no shoes)
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Disappearance

James "Squirt" Lewis was reported missing on the morning of Saturday, July 28th. 1991. Initially, his mother's boyfriend, Maurice Martin, told police that he had left the boy in the car at the local Giant food store while he ran in for groceries, but when he returned, Squirt was gone.

What investigators learned was that in the year or so that Martin had been in the families life, the little bou had been the subject of extreme and constant abuse at the hands of his mother's boyfriend. The grocery store story had been concocted to cover what had really happened.

Martin was convicted May 1992 of 3rd degree murder and received the maximum sentence; 10-20 years in the SCI at Camp Hill. Squirt's body has never been found.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Lancaster City Police Department
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 717-735-3300
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 11909

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: Unknown

Information Source(s)

PA Missing Persons

Admin Notes

Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 12/15/17


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

** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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