James M. Lohrey
Lohrey, approximately 2007
Date reported missing : 07/15/2007
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 08/24/1947 (73)
Age at the time of disappearance: 59 years old
Height / Weight : 5'9, 180 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Lohrey was last seen in Willoughby, Ohio on July 15, 2007. His landlord stated he moved out that day and said he was moving to Maine.
His family reported him missing after a year passed without him getting in touch with them. They didn't file a report earlier because Lohrey traveled internationally in his work as a photographer, and would frequently drop out of sight without warning. He has never been heard from again.
Police in Willoughby found out the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office in Maine had checked Lohrey's car registration plates several times in August and September 2007. The missing persons investigation was transferred to Maine as a result.
In August 2007, Lincoln County sheriff's officials discovered Lohrey's silver 1996 Pontiac Firebird with Ohio license plates in a parking lot off Route 96 in the Ocean Point area of East Boothbay, Maine. Local residents said the car had been there for most of the summer. Several of Lohrey's personal belongings were in the vehicle. It was towed from that location in October and placed in storAge at the time of disappearance: .
The circumstances of Lohrey's case are unclear. Maine police are still handling the investigation.
Other information and links : ncy
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
The Lincoln County News
Ohio Attorney General's Office
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October 12, 2004. May 5, 2019; middle initial added, Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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