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James, circa 1969; Age progression forensics photo to age 50 (circa 2009)

Missing Since 05/28/1969

Missing From Sterling, Illinois

Classification Endangered Missing

Sex Male

Race White

Date of Birth Used 10/28/1959 (61)

Age 9 years old

Height and Weight 4'5, 79 pounds

Clothing/Jewelry Description A white t-shirt, blue jeans and white sneakers.

Medical Conditions James is hyperactive and takes mild tranquilizers to control his condition.

Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. James's nickname is Jimmy.

Details of Disappearance
James was last seen playing with his sister, outside of their family's home in the 1300 block of west 13th Street in Sterling, Illinois on May 28, 1969. They were going to build a cage for James's birds, and his sister went inside for tools.

When she returned, the boards James was going to use to make the birdcage were scattered along the street and James had vanished. A neighbor reported his disappearance to police at approximately 10:35 p.m. that same day, after his parents spent the whole day searching for him.

James had a somewhat chaotic childhood. He has two brothers and one sister. He and his siblings were sent to an orphanage after their parents divorced in the early 1960s. Two of the Howell children were later sent to live with an aunt, and James and one of his brothers went to a foster home.

All the children had gone to live with their mother and stepfather by 1968. James's mother stated she did not believe he would have run away from home. He liked animals in 1969, and he was afraid of bugs and the dark. He was in the third grade at school.

There were several reported sightings of James after his disappearance, but he was never found. Searchers looked in gravel pits and water areas, particularly Elkhorn Creek and Rock River. His family members all took polygraph exams and were cleared of suspicion in his disappearance in 1998.

James's case remains unsolved; the circumstances surrounding his disappearance are unclear.
Investigating Agency / Department

Whiteside County Sheriff's Office 815-772-4044

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