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    IN - Jason Ellis, 20, Indianapolis, 3 Dec 2006

    Police: What Happened To Missing Man?

    Police have renewed efforts to find information about a man who has been missing for four years and may have been a victim of foul play.

    Jason Ellis was 20 when he was last seen on Dec. 3, 2006 at 9820 Willow Tree Lane Apt. C. Ellis' family reported him missing a week later.

    Police said they think Ellis is dead and that they suspect someone killed him. Family members have also resigned themselves to that possibility, but they are holding out hope that he might be found alive.

    More: http://www.theindychannel.com/news/26193298/detail.html

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    Gary Woman Pleads for Answers in Son's Disappearance

    The mother of a Gary native who disappeared in Indianapolis four years ago is pleading for information on what happened to him.

    Jason Ellis, 20, hasn't been heard from since a couple of phone conversations in December 2006. His mother, Neatrice Billingsley, says she concluded within days of his disappearance that he's dead, but says she needs to know for sure.


    Billingsley had just wired Ellis money to replace the radiator on his car when he disappeared. The car was still parked at Ellis's apartment, and Billingsley says she found one of his shirts when she drove to Indianapolis to file the missing-persons report.

    Ellis's last two paychecks were sitting untouched on his debit card.

    CrimeStoppers has posted a $1000 reward for information on what happened to Ellis.

    More: http://www.wibc.com/news/Story.aspx?ID=1331288

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    NamUs - https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/5441/4/

    Charley Project has some different info listed about when Jason disappeared. But it's the same guy. http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/e/ellis_jason.html

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    Missing without a trace

    Some names quickly fall into the national memory bank.

    Elizabeth Smart; Caylee Anthony; and now, Lauren Spierer.

    But the vast majority of missing persons are bound to be forgotten, if they ever get mentioned at all. Despite several high-profile cases recently, most of the missing vanish without a peep of publicity.


    Neatrice Billingsly, whose son Jason Thomas Ellis went missing in Indianapolis in 2006 at the age of 20, said race and class have a lot to do with media coverage.

    "Unfortunately, people stigmatize each other according to where you are from, what you are and your nationality," said Billingsly, an African-American who lives in Gary. "It's just another black child missing a lot of the time."

    She said her son's disappearance got no coverage when it happened, and no search parties were formed. Billingsly said she went looking through trash bins and ponds herself near the spot where he was last seen.

    She has since tried to interest the newspapers in Northwest Indiana in her plight, to no avail.

    More: http://www.indystar.com/article/20110717/LOCAL/107170329/Missing-without-a-trace?odyssey=tab|mostpopular|text|FRONTPAGE

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    Nov 2010
    Amazing how some MP cases never get into the news. Although I think there are many factors involved, it does seem that there just isn't much interest in the disappearance of black males. I've wondered if that's because people tend to assume that a crime against a black male is gang-related?

    Tattoos are often associated with gang activity, too. But, look at the tattoos Mr. Ellis had:
    "Tattoo on left arm Scooby Doo & Scrappy Doo
    Tattoo on right arm: Maple leaf above his name Jason,
    Tattoo on chest: Mothers name Neatrice."


    Unless I'm terribly unfamiliar with gang symbols, those are not tattoos that a gang member would sport.

    I hope Mrs. Billingsly gets some answers about her son soon.

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    Dec 2013
    Indiana Missing: Was man gunned down by drug dealers? A jealous girlfriend?

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    I don't know why but I'm really touched by his Mom's name tattooed on his chest in this case.

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