James Charles Layne
Layne, approximately 2005; Layne's tattoo
Date reported missing : 06/21/2005
Missing location (approx) :
Red Bank, Tennessee
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 48 years old
Height / Weight : 5'9, 160 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A t-shirt and blue jeans.
Medical conditions : Layne is a brittle diabetic and uses insulin. He was also addicted to heroin in 2005.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Red hair, blue eyes. Layne has a tattoo of a panther's head in black ink on his upper left arm; a photo of it is posted with this case summary. He has three scars on his abdomen. He may have a mustache and he wears round eyeglasses.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Layne was last seen in Red Bank, Tennessee on June 21, 2005. He was en route to a Veterans Affairs clinic in Murfreesboro, Tennessee at the time, possibly traveling by taxi.
Layne was carrying an insulin bag at the time of his disappearance. He has never been heard from again. Few details are available in his case.
Other information and links : ncy
Red Bank Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
News Channel 9
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October 12, 2004. December 15, 2017; five pictures added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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