James Wilson Jr.

Silver AlertCold Case
James Wilson Jr.
James Wilson Jr.
James Wilson Jr.
James Wilson Jr.

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James Wilson Jr.

Missing from
Jacksonville, North Carolina - USA
Case Entered
  December 02, 2023
   Cold Case
Current Classification
  Silver Alert
Source of Record
Last Updated
   December 27, 2023
Verification Status

Physical Description

Age When Reported Missing
Age As of Today
  Black or African American
Hair Color
Eye Color
  190-200 lb
  Last Seen Wearing
Not Indicated
  Distinct Features
Missing front teeth shown in one of two images provided
  Medical Alert
Subject suffers from dementia and believes he is still in the United States Marine Corps.

Details of Disappearance

James Wilson Jr. was last seen by family or friends on May 31, 2018.

Per NamUs: "Subject suffers from dementia and believes he is still in the United States Marine Corps.  Maybe in the area of District Heights, Maryland."

Per Jacksonville Police Department: "On Thursday, May 31, 2018, Jacksonville Police Department issued a Silver Alert for James Wilson, Jr., a 78-year old man who apparently walked away from his home in the Country Club Road area and suffers from dementia.

Mr. Wilson is a black male, 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs approximately 196 pounds. He has gray hair and brown eyes. He has family in Georgia, South Carolina and Michigan. We have reached out to family in those areas and sent information to area agencies. 

During the investigation, we learned that Mr. Wilson may have hitch-hiked in the past."

Who to contact!
If you have any information on the whereabouts of James Wilson Jr., you are encouraged to contact the Jacksonville Police Department at (910) 455-4000 , ask for Vincent Waddell, Det.. Be sure to have the case number 18-05124 available as you will need it.

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Military Details

Military Branch
Military Status
Vietnam Era Veteran

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