North American Missing Persons Network
James Dupree Lewis

Above Image: Lewis, circa 1991

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 28, 1991 from Lancaster City, Pennsylvania
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: not specified
  • Age: 4 years
  • Height: 3'3"
  • Weight: 60 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Male
  • Clothing: White muscle shirt with black trim around the neck
    and arm, blue and yellow shorts, white socks. No shoes.
  • AKA: Squirt
  • Case Number: 11909

  • 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.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Lancaster City Police Department
    (717) 735-3300

    Source Information
    Lancaster Online
    Doe Network