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5303DMKY - James Eric Bess


Name: James Eric Bess
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: October 04, 1984
Location Last Seen: Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky

Physical Description

Date of Birth: December 18, 1969
Age: 14 years old
Race: Black/African American
Gender: Male
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 110 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Gray
Nickname/Alias: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: scar on right arm just above hand


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

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Blue jean jacket, sport shirt, blue jeans
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: gray tennis shoes

Circumstances of Disappearance

James Eric Bess was last seen with his friend, Chipley Sanders, on 10/04/1984 at a group home. It is believed they runaway.They haven't been seen or heard from since.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Ashland Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Lieutenant Darren Wilson
Agency Phone Number: (606)327-2020
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: AP8425778

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 23899
NCMEC Case Number: 1229638

Information Source(s)


Admin Notes

Added: 10/15/17; Last Updated: 10/15/17

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

** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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