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    Thailand - Jamie Marr, 26, Canadian, 12 January 1994

    http://wherearethey.bravepages.com/cases/thm001.html

    Circumstances of disappearance
    Jamie is a resident of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. In 1993, he took time off university to take a backpacking trip through Southeast Asia. He mysteriously disappeared sometime in 1994 from Thailand.

    Witness reports indicate Jamie was experiencing some kind of mental illness or distortion when he disappeared. He made attempts to call home, and even booked a flight home which he never caught. Jamie's backpack, which contained some of his personal belongings, including his travel journal, was found on Koh Phangan. His passport and traveler's cheques have not been located.

    Jamie's friends wrote him this letter in 2000, six years after his disappearance:
    Dear Jamie,

    Seven years ago, when this all started, I remember thinking, he's out there having fun. He just lost track of time. I wasn't worried. It would blow over soon. In a few weeks we'd be sitting around a table in a pub, laughing about how you inadvertently managed to get everyone all excited over nothing.

    It seems crazy, but there's still a part of me that believes that. Even seven years later.

    Strangers speculate on what Jamie Marr would do, and why. You wouldn't believe some of the theories that have been tossed around. We like to think that we know better - that we know you better.

    Did you intend to disappear? We can't believe that. Did you stumble into a life that has somehow kept you from us? Probably. I think you remember everything. I believe you have your reasons. You always did.

    Around the same time you disappeared, my father fell in love with a Thai woman. He lives in Thailand, now, in the northeast. I have a little Thai half-sister, Naree, who is four and a brand new half-brother, Min. Strange parallels...

    It is a place you can go, if you need it. My father would enjoy the company. You would be safe there.

    In 1997, Dave, Carley and I spent two months in Thailand. We traveled from Khin Kut Khu at the far northeastern edge down to the southern islands.

    One day we woke up early to walk along the beaches of Hua Hin. Carley, who was just six at the time, suggested that if we call out to you silently, with our hearts, your heart would hear - wherever you are.

    Carley is 10, now. She still remembers how you used to poke her tummy and make her laugh. We tell her stories about you. For a long time I think she imagined you as a mysterious hero lost in a fairy tale. Now - too old for fairy tales - she's prone to worries at night. Sometimes it's you she worries about.

    I'm not sure what my purpose is in posting this letter. I guess it's that small chance that these words may somehow reach you. Even if you only read this, and silently take these words with you, wherever you are.

    You are always in our thoughts, Jamie. We hope you are well and happy.

    Your friends,
    Lara,
    Dave & Carley


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    There used to be a website set up for Jamie - jamiemarr.org but it seems to not be up and running at the moment.

    http://www.kwagunt.net/mgnews/new1297.html

    Canadian Missing in Thailand:



    January 12, 1994, Jamie Marr is writing home from Thailand. He's on a backpacking trip, partly to blow off steam after university, partly to find himself. Jamie is half-Asian. He writes home to his family, the letter is calm and confident: "Don't worry. I'm safe and not taking too many risks, although you have to take some to experience the full effect of Asian culture. But you know me--I'm smart and careful. Sometimes too careful. Your loving son, Jamie". This was Jamie's last letter from Thailand. He was supposed to call home later with flight details. Then nothing, he'd vanished.

    The most unbearable part for his family is living without answers. What could have happened to Jamie? The good student, his mother's pride. He's the one they never worried about. Careful and mature. Trusting and kind. His disappearance is baffling. If you were traveling in Thailand, especially Bangkok or the surrounding nations of Malaysia, Indonesia, India and China, perhaps you saw him. His physical description is age: 29, height: 6'1", weight: approximately 135 lbs., hair: dark-brown, other identifying characteristics: hair could be long or shaven and he could possibly be wearing a goatee. The search has been extensively covered by news services and the family is now broke after numerous trips to find the missing man. They can now only wait, hoping their efforts will someday bear fruit and that Jamie will turn up. If you have information please contact pettitt@islandnet.com to share any information with them. If you want more information, including pictures of Jamie, there is an internet page regarding this search.

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    He is not on either the Charley Project or Doe Network.. I wonder why?

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    I remember watching a documentary on The Fifth Estate a couple of years ago about Jamie.I don't know why but after watching the show I had this feeling he was still alive.He decided to disappear for whatever reason & Thailiand was a good place to do so.

    I felt so bad for his family,there would be tips and they were flying back and forth searching for Jamie.What a terrible thing to have to go through.I hope for his families sake they find out what happened,so they can have some form of closure.
    Carolyn Pruyser missing since May 17,1984 please read her about her case Here

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    I remember reading on his old website that there had been sightings of him and they believed he was alive. I also remember that someone checked into his email account but hotmail would not reveal where the person was.


    I emailed the webmaster from jamiemarr.org so hopefully he may be able to tell us if the site is coming back up.

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    This is a link to a cache of the website his family started.There is a picture of him on the home page.

    http://tinyurl.com/yf2jr8
    Carolyn Pruyser missing since May 17,1984 please read her about her case Here

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    That website looks really well done - I wonder why they took it down.

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    It definitely is interesting that the site is down.

    I hope Jamie is still alive, but I keep thinking if he voluntarily disappeared, who was he disappearing from and why. Hopefully, he wouldn't want to hurt his parents or friends, so why disappear? No one has cashed his travelers checks - seems a flag. He wrote home that he was safe and not taking too many risks (?). He was also described as a good student.

    Of course, people do "snap."

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    I also remember reading just after the Tsunami that they believed he was in the area that was hit and was thought to be dead? I wonder if there are any UID's that may match Jamie's description?

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    Does anybody have any further information about Jamie's backpack that was found, the film that was in it, and the unidentified pictures?




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