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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    On the Third Coast

    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.

    Last edited by summer_breeze; 03-29-2010 at 02:47 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2004
    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!!!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    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
    Investigating Agency
    Madera County Sheriff's Dept.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Penn's woods
    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

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2013

    Case Information
    Status Missing
    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
    Race White
    Sex Male
    Height (inches) 72.0
    Weight (pounds) 189.0
    City Iron Lakes, High Sierra Region
    State California
    Zip code
    County Madera
    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
    Head hair
    Body hair
    Facial hair
    Left eye color Brown
    Right eye color Brown
    Eye description
    James Arthur has brown eyes.
    No known distinctive body features
    Distinctive features as described below
    Scars and marks
    Artificial body parts
    and aids
    Finger and toe nails
    Other distinctive
    physical characteristics
    Foreign objects
    Skeletal information
    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
    red backpack
    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.
    Transportation Methods
    Vehicle make Dodge
    Vehicle model Unknown
    Vehicle color Blue
    Tag type
    Tag number
    Tag state
    Expiration year
    Vehicle comments
    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
    Fingerprint Information
    Status: Fingerprint information is currently not available

    Investigating Agency
    Title Detective
    First name Toinie "TJ"
    Last name Jackson
    Phone 559-675-7770
    Website http://www.madera-county.com/sheriff/
    Case number 83613
    Date reported
    Jurisdiction County
    Agency Madera County Sheriff
    Address 1 14143 Rd 28
    Address 2
    City Madera
    State California
    Zip code CA 93638

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