04-19-2011, 08:50 PM #1
NV - James Anthony Shaw, 41, Las Vegas, 4 May 1971
James Anthony Shaw
Missing since May 4, 1971 from Las Vegas, Nevada
Classification: Endangered Missing
The Doe Network Case File 3404DMNV
Born July 16, 1929
James "Jim" Shaw is a White male with brown hair and blue eyes.
He was 41 years old at the time of his disappearance
His height and weight at the time of his disappearance was 6'2"; 200 lbs. His left leg (fibula/tibia area) is about 1 1/2 inch shorter than his right leg as a result of child hood polio. This resulted in a limp in his walk. At the time of his disappearance, Mr. Shaw may have been wearing business attire, watch, and ring.
His fingerprints are available yet his dentals are not. Reportedly, he had his own teeth and they were in good condition.
Fhe circumstances of disappearance are as follows (taken from the Doe Network) -- The car Mr. Shaw was driving was found abandoned in an alley off of and west of Maryland Parkway, between Desert Inn road and Sahara Boulevard, behind (west of) Wonder World, near Karen Avenue. West of the alleyway was desert in 1971. This car he was driving was a Whittlesea rental, ‘69-’71 Ford Galaxy, light yellow or beige. The car was found by a Las Vegas patrol officer, between midnight and 1:30am.
Police called the Whittlesea rentals to verify ownership. Mr. Shaw's son answered the call and verified the car’s I.d. and added that he had gone on duty at 11:00 pm to relieve his dad off the swing shift. Mr Shaw had told his son to “be careful” on account that he had seen “prowlers” earlier and added that he was going straight home from work. Jim left at approximately 11:30pm, May 4, 1971 from Whittlesea car rentals, located at the south west corner of Tropicana Boulevard and Paradise Road. Blood on the driver’s side was reported by the police.
Mr. Shaw's last known address was on Franklin Avenue, between Maryland Parkway & South 6th street, directly north of Whittlesea rentals. He shared a large house with two of his sons, a couple of friends; and his girlfriend.
Mr. Shaw never made it home, even though it was a short distance from the business. Foul play is suspected.
04-18-2012, 12:58 AM #2
I came across this UID on NamUs and thought that he could possibly be Mr. Shaw.
The light color long sleeve dress shirt the unidentified man was found in is consistent with "business attire" and Vidal, CA is almost a direct line from Las Vegas on US-95.
04-20-2012, 06:44 PM #3
I should have included this in my previous post about the UID I believe might be Mr. Shaw --
He was found on December 29, 1974. Although the decedent was described as being
Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
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