James Morse
North American Missing Persons Network
James Morse

Above Image: James Morse

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 23, 1982 from Palm Beach County, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: April 2, 1927
  • Age: 54
  • Height: 5'11" or 180 cm
  • Weight: 155 lbs or 70 kg
  • Hair Color: Gray, or partially gray
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: James has a scar on his head.
  • Case Number: Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office 82-30183

  • Details of Disappearance
    James Morse was last seen on February 23, 1982 , in Palm Beach County, Florida. He has a scar on his head. James may use the alternate birthday of April 27, 1927.

    James W. Morse is a disabled Veteran who was last seen by his mother in Apopka, Florida on February 2, 1982. James W. Morse left his mother’s house and headed to his home in West Palm Beach, Florida. Along the way, James Morse picked up a hitchhiker and was never seen again. Police found that his 1964 Ford Step-side van was sold for $70 after his disappearance and his credit cards had been used.

    Upon locating James W. Morse’s van, police found blood splatter and enough tissue inside the van which was determined to belong to James W. Morse. Police determined that whatever injuries that James W. Morse received were fatal. Police would later receive a confession from David Lee Armstrong who said that he killed James W. Morse and dumped his body near Belle Glade, Florida. James W. Morse’s body was never found.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office (Florida)

    Source Information
    Florida Department of Law Enforcement
    Missing Veterans