Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Debra Johnson, contacted police and said she couldn't find her son, 4-year-old James Dupree Lewis. Johnson's boyfriend, Maurice Martin, said he ran into a local supermarket and left the child behind in the car. When Martin came out, he said,he said, there was no sign of the boy. What investigators learned was that in the year or so that Martin had been in the families life, the little boy had been the subject of extreme and constant abuse at the hands of his mother's boyfriend. The grocery store story had been concocted to cover what had really happened. Martin was convicted May 1992 of 3rd degree murder and received the maximum sentence; 10-20 years in the SCI at Camp Hill. Squirt's body has never been found.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Lancaster City Police Department