Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since:
June 21, 2006 from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date of Birth: November 7, 1925
Age: 80 years old
Height and Weight: 5'11, 128 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Boozer's nicknames are Jimmy, Jim and J. He is missing one of his upper front teeth and he has previously broken his right hand. He has a small scar above his right eye near his hairline.
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A red and blue short-sleeved plaid shirt, a white long-sleeve thermal undershirt, a tan jacket, tan pants, brown shoes, a white cap, a dark brown belt and a Timex watch.
Medical Conditions: Boozer suffers from dementia and requires daily medication for a heart condition.

Details of Disappearance
Boozer was last seen left his residence on foot in the 5800 block of Montrose in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at 8:00 a.m. on June 21, 2006 to take the train to a doctor's appointment at Wills Eye Hospital. He arrived safely at the doctor's office in the vicinity of 8th Street and Walnut and left afterwards at 11:30 a.m. He never made it home and has never been heard from again.
Boozer's wife describes him as an extremely shy man who would be unlikely to seek out attention even if he needed help. She reported him as a missing person at 5:00 p.m. on the day of his disappearance. Due to his medical conditions, there is fear for Boozer's safety. He was carrying a brown wallet at the time of his disappearance. His case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Philadelphia Police Department

Today's posting alarms me. This gentleman was 80 years old at the time of his disappearance. It is unlikely that he met with foul play. It is my guess that he got ill and was hospitalized. Due to his dementia, he probably did not know who he was. It is possible however that he was mugged which could have traumatized him and he slipped further into an amnesiac. I hate to play the race card again but, as a resident of Philadelphia, I have seen several white senior citizens on the news when they have gone missing and are victims of Alzheimers. I have yet to see any publicized missing black seniors. I believe the same in the case of Alice Artison who disappeared on July 22, 2004. These two grandparents could very well be victims of a careless municipality. They may be a Jane and John Doe in a local nursing home or state hospital....so close to the loved ones that search for them daily.

1 comment:

DDSharp said...

I’m not sure exactly why Brennie was in my thoughts today… but a Google search lead me to this site. Brennie and I were classmates at Logan Elementary School, and she was a beautiful person even at such a young age.

I applaud your continuous efforts to support and bring attention to missing individuals. They are in my prayers.