North American Missing Persons Network
James Edward Pearce

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Above Images: Pearce, circa 1999

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 5, 1999 from Grafton, Ontario
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: October 25, 1963
  • Age: 35
  • Height: 5'7"
  • Weight: 175 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: All upper teeth extracted
    and only ten teeth present in lower jaw. Smokes.
  • AKA: "Jim"
  • Case Number: 20060044

  • Details of Disappearance
    James Pearce was last seen in the Grafton area on October 5th, 1999. On the 8th of October, 1999 his 1949 pink Dodge pick up truck was located at the Cobourg train station parking lot. Foul play is strongly suspected in the disappearance of Mr. Pearce. Law enforcement suspect that Pearce's remains may be located in the Oshawa to Trenton corridor.

    Gordon Carl Smith, an acquaintance of Pearce's, was found murdered on September 20, 2000 in a wooded area west of Castleton in Haldimand Township. He had recently been released from jail and was only missing a few days before he was discovered deceased. Law enforcement has yet to confirm the two cases are related.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Ontario Provincial Police
    Criminal Investigation Branch
    (705) 329-6330
    (888) 310-1122 (Toll-Free)
    Crime Stoppers
    1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

    Source Information
    Ontario Provincial Police
    Cobourg Daily Star