Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
James Lee Proctor, went missing on December 23, 1990, from Shady Cove, Oregon. He flew his private plane. Two Search and Rescues were flown - one in January 1991 and one in August 1991 - but nothing was found of either his plane or him.
His family believes he committed suicide. Based upon information given by friends of his in Shady Cove at the time of his disappearance. He had married three weeks prior to his disappearance and told a friend he may have made a mistake and that he wished he could go somewhere where nobody knew him.
His bride was commuting to his home on weekends and neither she nor anyone else realized that he had disappeared until one week following. He had left all of his identification, including his badge as a retired policeman from Pasadena, California, on the kitchen counter of a home he was house-sitting for a friend who was vacationing in Arizona. He, also, left all of his credit cards and some cash. He and his wife had apparently had an argument because she was not planning to spend Christmas with him. He taxied his plane down the runway, left the engine idling, walked into his house where his wife was, returned to his plane and took off. He was never again seen.
A friend of his from Pasadena, CA, Police Department traveled to Mexico looking for him but had no success. In January 1991, Jim's wife tried to have him declared dead but his family refused to allow it so soon. His wife was named Administrator of his estate and continued to collect his pension checks until Pasadena Police learned of the situation and requested the return of the checks sent to him since his disappearance.
He was declared dead several years later and his wife was his only heir.
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