James J. Arthur
Arthur, approximately 2008
Date reported missing : 07/28/2008
Missing location (approx) :
Madera County, California
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 04/05/1941 (80)
Age at the time of disappearance: 67 years old
Height / Weight : 6'0, 189 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A light jacket, an orange t-shirt, blue jeans and a straw hat.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Gray hair, brown eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Arthur was last seen in Madera County, California on July 28, 2008. He told his family he was going hiking in the Star Lakes area to fish and take pictures. He took a red backpack and a cane with him. His family expected him to be back by nightfall, but he never returned and has never been heard from again.
An extensive search of the Star Lakes area turned up no sign of Arthur, but his dark blue four-door Dodge Ram truck was found near the entrance of Iron Lakes, southeast of Star Lakes. There were no indications of foul play at the scene. Arthur is a retired lieutenant colonel with the Air National Guard. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Madera County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
KFSN-TV ABC 30
The Madera Tribune
October 12, 2004. January 28, 2009; .
Interactive Missing Person Search Map