North American Missing Persons Network
James Clyde Gramling

Above Image: Gramling

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 30, 1997 from Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: December 23, 1976
  • Age: 20
  • Height: 5'4" - 6"
  • Weight: 120 - 140 lbs
  • Hair Color: Black/Dark Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Case Number: 97053961

  • Details of Disappearance
    On March 30, 1997, James Gramling left his South Richmond County residence to riding his four-wheeler. Gramling told his parents he was headed to see a friend and would call if he was going to be late. But he didn’t call, and was never seen alive again. His parents were instructed to tell his friend, if he called, that he would be at his home in five minutes. He did not take any money and his belongings were ledt behind.

    The 4 wheeler, 1997 Honda TRX300, Green in color, was recovered about one week later in a wooded area. Although the 20-year-old’s body was never found, Richmond County sheriff’s investigators deemed it a possible homicide because of the amount of blood on his four-wheeler and where it was found – a wooded area off Windsor Spring Road.

    Police used a helicopter, divers and called in cadaver dogs on two occasions.

    Early on investigators were targeting two Augusta men in the Gramling case, but an arrest was never made.

    The Gramlings told police their son was not without faults, but he was not capable of violence or the type to run away from home. James lived with his parents at the time. He had dropped out of school and was working at President’s Bakery.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Richmond County Sheriff's Office
    Investigator McDaniel
    (706) 821-1093

    Source Information
    Richmond County Sheriff's Office
    The Augusta Chronicle