Case Information

Missing
James
Edward
Lewis
October 03, 1982 10:00
02/10/2016
42 to years old
Unknown DOB
White
Male
70.0
214.0

Circumstances

Fayetteville
North Carolina
28304
Cumberland
James Edward Lewis, of Fayetteville, NC, left home on October 3, 1982 in a white Ford Fiesta. He told his family that he was going to Vero Beach, FL to interview for a job ferrying Piper airplanes from the dealer to buyers. Jim Lewis was a recently-retired major with 25 years in the US Army -- a Ranger, founding member of the "Golden Knights" U.S. Army Parachute Team, a highly-decorated and wounded Vietnam veteran, a skilled pilot with commercial and seaplane ratings, as well as a dedicated husband and father. It was his habit on trips away from home to stay in phone contact with his wife; however, after his October 3 departure, he did not call home. In January 1983, Ms. Lewis received a call from a parking-lot attendant at the Fayetteville Municipal Airport informing her that the Ford Fiesta had been parked in the long-term lot since October 6, and was accumulating fees. The family reported the discovery of the vehicle to Fayetteville police, but the car was repossessed by the finance company before authorities investigated. In 1992, reading a news report of remains found in a nearby county, The family contacted the Hoke County Sheriff's Department but the discovered remains were determined to be those of another deceased. Soon after, The family had James Lewis declared legally dead. However, his remains were never found

Physical

Brown
mixed with gray
none
Brown
Brown


Shrapnel wounds to the right side of his chest, right forearm, shoulders and upper back.

Medical

Clothing and Accessories


Jeans

Transportation Methods

Ford
Unknown
1980
Hatchback
White
THP 821
North Carolina
1983
Ford Fiesta (make not listed in the drop-down list)

Dental

Dental information / charting is available and entered

DNA

Guidelines for Collection of DNA
Samples submitted - Tests not complete

Fingerprint Information

Fingerprint information is available and entered

Images

Filter images:


Click on an image below to view a larger version.

Right ->
<- Left

Documents

Filter documents:


Click on a document to view details and download.

Investigating Agency

Sgt.
Patrice
Bogertey
910-677-5506
http://www.ccsonc.org/
1982-11774
October 09, 1982
County
Cumberland County Sheriff's Dept.
131 Dick Street
Fayetteville
North Carolina
28301

Reports

Contacts

Case Manager

Patrice
Bogertey
910-677-5506

Regional Administrator

Carrie
Sutherland
carrie.sutherland@unthsc.edu
817-202-5931