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    NV - Billie Jean James - 67 years old - Las Vegas - 22 April 2010

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    Police search for missing 67 year old woman
    Updated: Apr 23, 2010 10:29 PM EDT
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    Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) - Police need your help finding a missing woman. Billie Jean James was last seen at her home in the South part of Valley Thursday. About three months ago, Billie Jean had a stroke which temporarily caused memory trouble.

    Her husband can't imagine where she would be.

    "Thursday afternoon I woke up from a nap and she wasn't home. I didn't see her, I thought she went to visit a neighbor or something, but after an hour I just got very concerned," said William James.

    The 67 year old left behind her purse, wallet, cell phone and car. Anyone with information is asked to call Metro Police.

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    Missing woman's husband speaks

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    Posted by John L. Smith
    Sunday, Apr. 25, 2010 at 01:32 PM

    Longtime environmental and civic activist Billie Jean James has been missing since Thursday afternoon from her home in the southern end of the valley near the M Resort.

    Her husband Bill James said the couple had planned to travel to Hawaii Friday to spend a week in volunteer service. His wife left her purse, keys, and car behind.

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    Thank you for posting this. I'm still new to WS and wasn't about starting a new thread. I work with a lady who knows Billie Jean and is just worried sick. I'm keeping them in my prayers.

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    My coworker attended an outdoor vigil for Billie Jean last night. I actually have two coworkers who know her. Still no news. Friends are worried sick. There was talk about organizing a search in the area, but nothing official yet. If anyone does hear about a search, please post. I'd like to help in any way possible.

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    JOHN L. SMITH: For husband of missing woman, waiting is the worst part

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    Apr. 28, 2010
    JOHN L. SMITH

    Along the distant southern reaches of Las Vegas Boulevard, away from the city lights, you get the feeling you've reached the end of the map.

    This is the jagged edge of the great Las Vegas boomtown. It's out here, not far from the M Resort, that Billie Jean James has lived with her husband, Bill James, for nearly 40 years in a house he built.
    "The worst part of it is just sitting around waiting," he says.

    Nobody just walks off the map.

    Do they?

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    Continuing to send prayers for Billie Jean's safe return. I have 2 elderly parents, and this just really scares me. The elderly are vulnerable to both medical episodes and to persons with evil intentions. Billie Jean's disappearance has me worried sick for her and her husband, but also makes me worry for my own elder family members.

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    I can't find any news since the vigil last week. My co-worker hasn't heard anything new either. Prayers still going out for safe return.

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    There is going to be a search on Saturday morning. Unfortunately I am not able to go, but I hope there will be a lot of people out there.

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    Search Information and Web Site Link

    Friends of Bill and Billie Jean James have a web site at this link....

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Friend...7834832?v=wall

    .....it is up-to-date and does give information on the search that will
    take place tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lato View Post
    Friends of Bill and Billie Jean James have a web site at this link....

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Friend...7834832?v=wall

    .....it is up-to-date and does give information on the search that will
    take place tomorrow.
    Thanks! I'm still new at WS and wasn't sure how to post a link.

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    Search for Billie Jean by NCMLO, family and friends....

    The link below is the Billie Jean James facebook. You will see the information on the search and the instructions.

    Description of the search due to be held this morning by Nevada Center for Missing Loved Ones (www.ncmlo.org).

    The searchers will be dividing up the dirt roads between St. Rose and Jean so to survey the area to the south along I-15.


    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?ei...8077250&ref=mf

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    I hoped that there would be information from the search this morning.
    Checking on the Billy Jean Facebook, the most recent post is about
    what is needed to send information to America's Most Wanted.
    This is about an hour ago.

    The same poster mentions the search but says nothing more about the results of it.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Friend...7834832?v=wall

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    Search continues for valley missing woman
    Updated: May 08, 2010 8:15 PM EDT

    NV-Family and friends have expanded the search for Billie Jean James, the 67 year-old valley woman who went missing late last month near her home off Las Vegas Blvd. and Silverado Ranch.

    Article continues....
    http://www.ktnv.com/Global/story.asp?S=12451589


    New posts available at the link below includes basic information from the
    search. This is the Friends of Bill and Billie Jean Facebook link....

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Friend...7834832?v=wall

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    update of previous information by KTNV

    Search continues for valley missing woman
    Updated: May 08, 2010 8:15 PM EDT

    snip...

    Dozens of volunteers combed the desert area surrounding the M Resort for hours leaving no stone unturned. While Metro continues to investigate, the Nevada Center for Missing Loved Ones, laid out their own resources during today's search effort.

    Continue article below....

    http://www.ktnv.com/Global/story.asp?S=12451589

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    It has been 20 days since Billie Jean James went missing from her home in Henderson, NV. There has been no sighting of her since then. Her family and friends facebook shows some notes and/or pictures each day.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Friend...7834832?v=wall

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    Does anyone know that she actually had a stroke a few months ago and had developed memory problems? Just curious.
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    Believe09....I have read that she had a stroke or a mild stroke or even a TIA, and this event was associated with memory problems. The following two statements document the stroke through the pen of a reporter. We do not have anyone here who knows her or the family. The facebook pages continue to tell us bits and pieces of what is happening.

    Metro seeks help finding missing woman, 67

    By Sun Staff (contact)

    Friday, April 23, 2010 | 1:38 p.m.


    Authorities said James suffered a stroke about three months ago, which temporarily caused her to have memory problems. She recovered from the stroke, but police said it is feared James might have suffered another stroke and might have additional memory problems.

    http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2010...sing-woman-67/


    JOHN L. SMITH: For husband of missing woman, waiting is the worst part
    Apr. 28, 2010


    Bill says Metro investigators believe Billie Jean might have become disoriented -- she suffered a mild stroke several months ago -- and is probably in a local hospital or care center as a Jane Doe.

    http://www.lvrj.com/news/for-husband...-92292714.html


    Billie Jean James Facebook link ... http://www.facebook.com/pages/Friend...7834832?v=wall
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    Checking various search sites this morning. The following site is the Sierra
    Club Toiyabe Chapter. There are various announcements including one
    regarding Billie Jean. If you scroll down, there is a picture of Billie Jean and
    her husband, Bill......

    Not new information....but different picture...

    http://nevada.sierraclub.org/sngroup/index.html

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    Police, hospitals, family join forces to look for woman

    http://www.lvrj.com/news/police--hos...-93839669.html

    May. 15, 2010
    By KRISTI JOURDAN
    LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL

    From the time a person goes missing, every minute is crucial. To investigators, time can mean the difference between safely returning the individual home or finding a body. To a family, time can mean waiting until the relative is found or preparing to hear the worst. To hospitals, time can mean stabilizing a "Jane Doe," trying to identify the person, finding her family and then contacting police.

    For Billie Jean James, who vanished April 22 from her home near M Resort, timing is everything.

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    Summer Breeze....that is a very good article. Imagine how difficult it is to
    handle an average of 19 missing individuals each day. I do see the weak link
    with how many flyers actually get to all of the hospitals and then to the
    Emergency Department bulletin boards.

    http://www.lvrj.com/news/police--hos...-93839669.html

    I see that the friends and family on facebook are developing a new flyer
    and talking about re-visiting the hospitals and expanding to towns
    that are a farther distance from Henderson and LV.

    My thought is that the flyer should use photos that are the most recent.

    This lady has lots and lots of friends and family who seem to be very
    supportive.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Friend...7834832?v=wall
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    I dont know if this helps any, but...

    I have a resource who is a Deputy Guardian at the Clark County Social Services Dept.

    In Las Vegas, when someone is discovered like a living Jane or John Doe, and requires decisionmaking and care, they are appointed a Guardian for the purposes of receiving benefits like Medicaid/Medicare, temp SSN's etc...

    I sent my respource an email to see if anyone in her dept pulled a case that might match Billie's. And I sent her the links to the story. It is a long shot, but you never know...

    here is a link to the program:
    http://www.accessclarkcounty.com/dep...ges/terms.aspx
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    Updated article today about Billie Jean...and I understand from facebook that
    there will be noon (Las Vegas) coverage. Perhaps our LV folks will be able
    to listen and report.

    Metro to announce $10,000 reward in missing woman search
    Page Last Updated: Monday May 17, 2010 6:50am PDT

    http://www.mynews3.com/story.php?id=17089&n=5037

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    Another link to Channel 3 News including longer article and video....

    http://www.mynews3.com/story.php?id=15677

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    I heard back from the Deputy Guardian who is my contact-the Guardian Dept received Billy's MP flyer from LVPD 3 weeks ago and no one seems to have been assigned a Jane Doe that matches her description...
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    Missing woman’s family offering reward in case

    http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2010...g-reward-case/

    By Sun Staff (contact)
    Monday, May 17, 2010 | 9:34 a.m.
    Sun Coverage

    The family of a missing 67-year-old woman last seen in April at her home in the south Las Vegas Valley is offering a reward in the case.

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