Missing Since: August 6, 1995 from Big Bear Lake, California
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: June 22, 1986
Age: 9 years old
Height and Weight: 4'0, 72 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Phillips has facial freckles and a gap between his two front teeth. He has a scar on his left cheek and his left ear is pierced. His nickname is JD
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black tank top, gray shorts with a Tasmanian Devil cartoon image on one of the legs, white socks, white tennis shoes and a hoop earring.
Details of Disappearance
Phillips was last seen between 5:00 and 5:30 p.m. on August 6, 1995 near the Aspen Glen picnic grounds in Big Bear Lake, California. He was picnicking there with his younger half-brother, his mother and her live-in boyfriend. Phillips had an argument with his mother and her boyfriend the day he disappeared and he told a witness he was tired of arguing. He apparently vanished while walking back to where the adults were. Phillips has no history of running away.
Several days after Phillips disappearance, a friend of his family who lives in Bakersfield, California received an automated phone call asking whether she would accept a collect call. She thought she heard Phillips's voice on the line when the caller was supposed to announce himself, but the caller hung up before she could speak with him. It has not been confirmed that the caller was Phillips. The only other person he knows in Bakersfield is his father, who was in prison in 1995.
An extensive search of the area around the picnic grounds and Phillips's nearby home turned up no sign of the child. It is unclear whether Phillips became lost, or if other factors caused his disappearance. Little evidence is available in his case.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office