08-08-2008, 09:01 PM #1
CA - James Arthur, 67, Fresno/Star Lakes, 28 July 2008
4 August 08
67-year-old James Arthur was last seen last Monday when he left his Fresno home and headed to Star Lakes for a fishing expedition. When he failed to return home that night, his family became worried and called 911.
On Tuesday, Arthur's vehicle was discovered near the entrance of Iron Lakes, southeast of Star Lakes. A spokesman for the Madera County Sheriff's Office says there are no signs of foul play at the truck.
Arthur is described as having been last seen wearing an orange T-shirt, jeans, a tan straw hat and to be carrying a cane.
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08-09-2008, 04:40 AM #2Registered User
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I hope that LE is still looking for this man. Did he have a boat or was he fishing off the shore? I wonder what could have happened to him? Odd that his truck was there but he was no where to be found. There aren't always signs of foul play. I hope LE doesn't say that he just ran away from home!!!
02-04-2009, 10:51 PM #3Former Member
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James J. Arthur
Missing since July 28, 2008 from Madera country, CA.
Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
Age: 67 years old
Height and Weight: 6'0, 189 pounds
Caucasiian male, Gray hair, brown eyes
Madera County Sheriff's Dept.
02-05-2009, 12:30 PM #4
This is the latest article I could find, I'm concerned that none of his belongings were found during the searches:
"Lt. Col. James Arthur of Fresno disappeared back on July 29th. 67-year-old Arthur had told his family he was headed towards Star Lake and that he would be home before dark, but never returned. He was last seen hiking in the foothills of eastern Madera County."
"Madera County Sheriff's Deputies are now revealing two distinct pieces of property Arthur was traveling with in hopes of moving the investigation forward. Deputies say Arthur was traveling with a walking cane and an Olympus Camera. (See photos on left-hand side of page)"
photos are at the above link."Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind." ~ Henry James
02-20-2016, 05:21 PM #5Registered User
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- Apr 2013
First name James
Middle name J
Last name Arthur
Date last seen July 28, 2008 00:00
Date entered 06/17/2015
Age last seen 67 to 67 years old
Age now 74 years old
Height (inches) 72.0
Weight (pounds) 189.0
City Iron Lakes, High Sierra Region
James J Arthur is a U.S. Military Veteran who went missing on July 28, 2008 after leaving his home to go on a hiking or fishing expedition at Star Lakes in Madera County, California. James J Arthur told his family that he planned to go fishing at Star Lakes in the Sierra National Forest, would stop in Big Sandy for lunch and then return home. James J
Arthur left in his dark blue in color Dodge Ram pickup truck which was later found by search and rescue personnel near the entrance to Iron Lakes. Iron lakes is located southeast of Star Lakes and is a 14.4 mile drive. Two people had reported seeing James J Arthur on a steep trail to Iron Lakes and said they stopped and spoke with him a little. They said that he was hiking towards Iron Lakes and had stopped to take a rest.
James J Arthur is a graduate of Fresno State, a decorated Veteran and also a retired Air National Guard Lieutenant who had previously been the spokesman for the 144th Fighter Wing. At the time James J Arthur went missing, he was 67 years old. James J Arthur is 6 feet tall and weighed approximately 189 pounds. James has gray hair and brown eyes. When James J Arthur was last seen, he was wearing a light jacket, orange t-shirt and blue jeans with a straw hat. James J Arthur was also carrying a cane and a camera. It is reported that he may have also been carrying a pistol with snake shot loaded to fend off rattlesnakes. James J Arthurís camera is an Olympus model SP-55OUZ with 7.1 MP and 18X Optical.
Hair color Gray or Partially Gray
Left eye color Brown
Right eye color Brown
James Arthur has brown eyes.
No known distinctive body features
Distinctive features as described below
Scars and marks
Artificial body parts
Finger and toe nails
Clothing and Accessories
Clothing and accessories are unknown
Clothing and accessories are described below
James Arthur was last seen wearing
A tan jacket
An orange shirt
A tan straw hat
James was wearing a tan straw hat and may have been carrying a cane.
He also may have been carrying his camera too, which is Olympus model SP-55OUZ with 7.1 MP and 18X Optical.
He also may have brought a pistol with "snake shot," a spray of pellets to fend off rattlesnakes.
Vehicle make Dodge
Vehicle model Unknown
Vehicle color Blue
Arthur was driving a dark blue four-door Dodge Ram pickup, which was found parked near the entrance to Iron Lake, southeast of Star Lakes.
Status: Dental information / charting is currently not available
Status: Sample submitted - Tests complete
Status: Fingerprint information is currently not available
First name Toinie "TJ"
Last name Jackson
Case number 83613
Agency Madera County Sheriff
Address 1 14143 Rd 28
Zip code CA 93638
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