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  1. #1
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    Dec 2005

    MD - James Clark Creighton, 42, Princess Anne, 24 Dec 2000


    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
    # Missing Since: December 24, 2000 from Princess Anne, Maryland
    # Classification: Endangered Missing
    # Date Of Birth: September 19, 1958
    # Age: 42 years old
    # Height and Weight: 6'2, 190 pounds

    # Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown ear-length hair parted on the right. Creighton has acne scars on his face. He had a moustache at the time of his disappearance. There is a screw in his right foot.

    # Medical Conditions: Creighton suffers from Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). This makes him extremely succeptible to illness and infections. He has a history of abusing drugs, particularly crack cocaine and perscription medications. He was prescribed the sleeping pill Ambient on December 23, the day before his disappearance. Creighton may have been disoriented at the time he disappeared.

    **Visit Charley Project link (above) for more information about the circumstances of his disappearance

    Although the disappearance is probably too recent to have its own listing on the Doe Network, there is this informative news story there www.doenetwork.us/media/news41.html


    The family is still looking for him.

    Exerpt from article:

    The last day they saw him, James Clark Creighton spoke in riddles.

    "He said, 'When this all comes out, it will be bigger than you ever imagined,' " said his friend Charles Clarkson, who gave Creighton a lift into town from near Deal Island. "He said these goofy, prophetic things, and we went on up the road."

    That was the last time Clarkson saw or heard from Creighton, who was 42 when he was last seen five years ago, two days before Christmas.


    Creighton's family became suspicious when he failed to show up at their Deal Island-area residence Christmas Eve, 2000. He was a no-show at the family dinner the next day and concern heightened.

    "He had spent the week at our house and went to Princess Anne to get a prescription," Sydnor recounted. "(Clarkson) dropped him at the Rite Aid and he planned to come back for Christmas -- he always did."

    Missing ceiling tiles in Creighton's upstairs Princess Anne apartment on Prince William Street also was unsettling to family members.

    "The door was unlocked and ceiling tiles, at least two, were removed," said Clarkson, who went to the apartment for answers. "The place didn't look ransacked, but it was odd that tiles were missing and a pair of black bedroom slippers -- and it was bitter cold."


    Added Clarkson, "He got paid from a job he had done in town. He said it felt good to have a bit of money in his pocket."

    Clarkson, Sydnor's longtime companion, recalled a conversation with her brother on their Dec. 23 ride into Princess Anne.

    "There was a gang that stalked him ... (for) money. He would come to my house because he could be comfortable, safe and sober here."

    There have been rumors over the years about an argument that involved Creighton, a "crack house" and a beating during which he was badly injured, Sydnor said.

    Last edited by Salem; 04-30-2010 at 12:10 PM.

  2. #2
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    Sep 2004

    6 year anniversary...

    Bumping this case up on the occasion of the 6th anniversary of his disappearance. Case still unsolved...

  3. #3
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    Dec 2004
    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    Bumping this case up on the occasion of the 6th anniversary of his disappearance. Case still unsolved...
    Thanks Richard. Creighton's sister is pushing for reforms in handling of missing persons in this state. Very outspoken woman...

  4. #4
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    Apr 2004
    Last edited by ShowerSinger; 10-31-2007 at 12:01 PM. Reason: fix link

  5. #5
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    Sep 2004

    Bumping case up...

    Is there any resolution in this case? This December will mark 10 years since James went missing.

  6. #6
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    Aug 2008
    up north

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