MA MA - James W Rogers, 14, Hanson, 18 Oct 1981

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  1. Mysteries1974

    Mysteries1974 Martha Jean Lambert - Missing since 1985

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    James W. Rogers
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    James, circa 1981; Age-progression to age 26 (circa 1992)

    • Missing Since10/18/1981
    • Missing FromHanson, Massachusetts
    • ClassificationNon-Family Abduction
    • Date of Birth11/12/1966 (52)
    • Age14 years old
    • Height and Weight5'2 - 5'3, 110 pounds
    • Clothing/Jewelry DescriptionA brown leather jacket, tan pants and blue sneakers.
    • Distinguishing CharacteristicsCaucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. James has a one-inch chicken pox scar under his right eye. He has a cleft in his chin. James does not have a pectoral muscle on the right side of his chest. His upper front teeth are large and spaced apart. James speaks with a New England accent. His nickname is Jimmy.
    Details of Disappearance
    James called a friend on October 18, 1981 and said he was going to hitchhike to the friend's home from his residence in Halifax, Massachusetts.

    Investigators have been unable to find evidence that he accepted a ride and it's possible that James ended up walking to his intended destination and traveled through nearby Cranberry Bogs. He never arrived at his friend's house and has not been heard from again.

    James was a newspaper carrier at the time of his 1981 disappearance. He resided in the 10 block of Lakeside Road in Hanson, Massachusetts when he went missing; Hanson police are investigating his disappearance.

    Authorities initially believed he left of his own accord, but foul play is now considered a possibility in his case.
    Investigating Agency
    Source Information
    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated August 9, 2006; clothing description and alternate height added, details of disappearance updated.
     
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  2. Mysteries1974

    Mysteries1974 Martha Jean Lambert - Missing since 1985

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    Above: James Rogers in 1981 (left) and an age-progressed image to 26, circa 1992 (right)

    James W. Rogers

    Last seen in Hanson, Plymouth County, Massachusetts on October 18, 1981

    Vital statistics: White male. Born on November 12, 1966. Brown hair, brown eyes. He has a chicken pox scar under his right eye, does not have a pectoral muscle on the right side of his chest and his upper front teeth are large-sized and spaced apart. He speaks with a New England accent. Was fourteen at the time.

    Circumstances: He called a friend on October 18, 1981 and stated he planned to hitchhike to the person's home. He never arrived and has not been seen or heard from since. He may have traveled through the nearby cranberry bogs. Classified as a Non-Family Abduction.

    Reason for inclusion: Rogers' case was closed in 2004.

    Contact info: Hanson Police Department at 617-294-8081

    Link: Jahi's Pages, Page Six
     
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  3. jgfitzge

    jgfitzge It's complicated! No, It really isn't

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    Just came across this local missing case and this is one I never heard of?? Interesting how LE feels foul play is a possibility
     
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  4. StarrChance

    StarrChance Well-Known Member

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    What does it mean
    Rodgers case was closed in 2004

    ???
     
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  5. Mysteries1974

    Mysteries1974 Martha Jean Lambert - Missing since 1985

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    It means his case is not investigated and hasn’t been since 2004
     
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  6. Mysteries1974

    Mysteries1974 Martha Jean Lambert - Missing since 1985

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    The Doe Network:
    Case File 97DMMA

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    Left: Rogers, circa 1981; Right: Age-progressed image of Rogers to age 26 (circa 1992)

    James W. Rogers
    Missing since October 18, 1981 from Hanson, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
    Classification: Non-Family Abduction




    Vital Statistics

      • Date Of Birth: November 12, 1966
      • Age at Time of Disappearance: 14 years old
      • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'2; 110 pounds
      • Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Brown, wavy hair of medium length; brown eyes. He speaks with a New English accent.
      • Marks, Scars: Rogers has a chicken pox scar under his right eye. He does not have a pectoral muscle on the right side of his chest.
      • Clothing: He was last seen wearing a brown leather jacket, tan pants and blue sneakers.
      • Dentals: Rogers' upper front teeth are large and spaced apart.




    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Rogers called a friend on October 18, 1981 and stated he planned to hitchhike to the friend's home in Halifax, about 10 miles south of Hanson.
    Rogers never arrived and has not been seen or heard from since. Police said they had found no evidence that the boy had been able to get a ride.




    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning Rogers' case, please contact:
    Hanson Police Department
    617-294-8081

    You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

    NCIC Number:
    M-941809490
    Please refer to this number when contacting agencies with information regarding this case.

    Source Information: The Missing Children...HELP Center
    The Doe Network: Case File 97DMMA





    Return to the Unexplained Disappearances' Index
     
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  7. Mysteries1974

    Mysteries1974 Martha Jean Lambert - Missing since 1985

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    97DMMA- James W. Rogers
    97DMMA - James W. Rogers
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    The image on the right has been age-progressed to 26

    Name: James W. Rogers
    Case Classification: Endangered Missing
    Missing Since: October 18, 1981
    Location Last Seen: Hanson, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

    Physical Description
    Date of Birth: November 12, 1966
    Age: 9 years old
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Height: 5'2"
    Weight: 110 lbs.
    Hair Color: Brown, Wavy, Shoulder length hair
    Eye Color: Brown
    Nickname/Alias: Unknown
    Distinguishing Marks/Features: Upper front teeth are large and spaced apart

    Identifiers
    Dentals: Not Available
    Fingerprints: Not Available
    DNA: Not Available

    Clothing & Personal Items
    Clothing: He was last seen wearing a brown leather jacket, tan pants and blue sneakers
    Jewelry: Unknown
    Additional Personal Items: Unknown

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Rogers called a friend on October 18, 1981 and stated he planned to hitchhike to the friend's home in Halifax, about 10 miles south of Hanson. Rogers never arrived and has not been seen or heard from since. Police said they had found no evidence that the boy had been able to get a ride.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    Agency Name: Hanson Police Department
    Agency Contact Person: N/A
    Agency Phone Number: 617-294-8081
    Agency E-Mail: N/A
    Agency Case Number: N/A



    NCIC Case Number: M-941809490
    NamUs Case Number: Unknown

    Information Source(s)
    For the Lost Blog

    Admin Notes
    Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 11/21/17

    Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team

    ** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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  8. theshadow45

    theshadow45 Well-Known Member

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    James has been missing for 38 years today.
     
  9. Suglo

    Suglo Well-Known Member

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    Bumping for James.
     
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  10. jgfitzge

    jgfitzge It's complicated! No, It really isn't

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    I just noticed his age is listed as nine years old on the Doe network posting. I believe that should be corrected to 15 years old.

    Again, this one doesn’t have a lot of information out there. Hanson and Halifax are down on the south east part of Massachusetts, there are cranberry bogs in the area. The towns are also landlocked between routes 3 and 24.
     
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    As far as I can tell, James isn't in NamUs. Should / could someone submit his case?

    Is his last name misspelled in the title?
     
  13. Mysteries1974

    Mysteries1974 Martha Jean Lambert - Missing since 1985

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    I tried submitting him but they wouldn’t put it up. I think they removed the submission within the same day I sent it in. I believe that’s due to his case being closed.
     
  14. ChatteringBirds

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    Thank you for trying. I find that to be a real shame.

    So does that mean it will be much more difficult to match him to any Unidentifieds :(?
     
  15. StarrChance

    StarrChance Well-Known Member

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    I don’t understand, why is his case closed?
     
  16. ekardh

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    I thought the police never close an unsolved case, even if they're not actively investigating it?

    If he was hitchhiking, anyone could've nabbed him and we'll never know.
    I've seen the cranberry bogs mentioned. Is it possible he could've taken a tumble there?

    Also, what an unflattering age-progression pic. When I first saw it, I assumed it was a composite of a possible suspect!

    Someone on Reddit theorized that James was victim of an unidentified serial killer.
     
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  17. forthelost

    forthelost I hear the angels call my name and I am Winterborn

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    Possible, but cranberry bogs aren't flooded all the time. I can buy him drowning in one, but once the bog was drained you'd find something.
     
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    Boston Globe - Nov 1, 1981
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    Boston Globe - Feb 16, 1985
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    ohthatkatgirl Active Member

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    I also submitted his case to NamUs over the weekend, but it was deleted as per other attempts, most likely because his case is closed.

    The only time I have seen files, on rare occasions, being closed on a still missing person case is when an underaged person, considered by LE to be a runaway, has aged up and become an adult (note: this was in cases from the 90s and earlier). Obviously, this is not the case here as his case was closed in 2004.

    I’ll do some research and see if I can come up with an explanation as to whether he is still missing or another reason is responsible for his case being closed.
     
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