TX TX - James Lenington, 83, Newton County, July 2009

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  1. hoppyfrog

    hoppyfrog Retired WS Staff

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    http://www.kfdm.com/news/old-32896-described-missing.html

    16 July 09

    The Newton County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in locating an 83-year-old man that has been missing since Monday.

    James Lenington was last seen trying to buy lumber at Lowe's Home Improvement center on West Gibson St. in Jasper.

    Witnesses described him as disoriented and said he was short of money, something authorities say was very unusual.

    Lennington is described as a white male about 6’1” weighing 165lbs with white hair and brown eyes.

    He was driving a 2008 beige Ford F-150 with JMC stenciled on the doors.

    Lenington is from the Toledo Bend area.

    If you have seen him, call the Newton County Sheriff's Office at 379-8555.

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    http://www.kfdm.com/news/lennington-32930-saturday-area.html

     
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    momtective Lifetime WS Non-Mod

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    The weather in this area was horrible earlier today..very heavy thunderstorms. I pray Mr. Lenington is okay and is found soon.
     
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    Was he known to the store cashiers and workers? If this was unusual then someone must have known his normal demeanor.

    Does this indicate maybe a slight stoke? What happened to him that made him disoriented?

    I hope he is found soon.

    Maz
     
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    momtective Lifetime WS Non-Mod

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    http://news.mywebpal.com/news_tool_...pnpID=974&NewsID=964007&CategoryID=20207&on=9

    Authorities said Saturday that Lennington’s 2009 Ford F-150 pickup truck had been found on a rural road just east of Highway 87 and just north of Recreational Road 255 in nearby Newton County.

    The truck was reportedly empty, but had a half tank of gas and officers believe that it was left there with the engine not running, but with the ignition switch on, and the emergency flashers on until the battery went down.

    Those searching the area also reportedly found Lennington’s wallet not far from the truck. Even though the wallet was empty, officers still doubt foul play in that there is evidence that the missing man took the money out of the wallet before he left home.

    On Saturday afternoon, deputies searched the area where the truck was found both by ground and by air for Lennington or any piece of evidence. However, the search was called off due to weather and resumed on Sunday without any results.

    Investigators say Lennington, who is a resident of the Toledo Bend area, was last seen at the Lowe’s Home Improvement Center on West Gibson Street here in Jasper on Monday, July 13th at about 8:15 p.m.

    Officers believe Lennington went to Lowe’s after visiting Andy’s Club at the Ramada Inn, at the intersection of Highways 190 and 96, and then to Rumpy’s Cajun Cowboy on South Wheeler Street, before going to Lowe’s, where he purchased two pieces of lumber that were still in his truck when it was found Saturday.

    Friends of Lennington said that he was known to frequent both night spots but that he never got drunk and would only drink one beer as he socialized with those at the clubs and then return home.
     
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    http://news.mywebpal.com/news_tool_...D=964676&CategoryID=20207&show=localnews&om=1

     
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    http://www.kfdm.com/news/lennington-33829-ensign-jasper.html

    Nice to see LE keeping the case alive.
     
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    http://www.kfdm.com/news/lennington-33997-volunteers-help.html

     
  10. hoppyfrog

    hoppyfrog Retired WS Staff

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    http://www.kfdm.com/news/county-34131-newton-question.html

    15 Sept 09

    The question still remains: where is James Lenington? Officers with the Newton County Sheriff’s Department, Jasper County Emergency Corps and the Texas Equusearch group, along with Burkeville firefighters and many residents of the area joined together on Saturday for what Newton County Sheriff Joe Walker said would be the final search of an area where the missing man’s truck was found.

    However, at the end of the day, there was still no evidence as to where Lenington was or what happened to him. In all, it is estimated that around 90 people participated in the search, which was the third of the area.

    Early on, officers believed that Lenington had suffered a stroke, dementia or some other medical problem that caused him to become lost. However, word is that the investigation is now focusing on possible foul play.


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    I wouldn't be surprised if that's him based on where his truck was found (north of Jasper in a rural area)..... If so, at least his body can finally be returned to his family.
     

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