Obaidullah James Shams
North American Missing Persons Network
Obaidullah James Shams

Above Images: Shams, circa 1997

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 8, 1997 from Lancaster, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: August 19, 1967
  • Age: 30
  • Height: 5'7"
  • Weight: 137 lbs
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Clothing: Black pants, a black shirt and black biker boots.
  • AKA: Shams may use the first name
    "Chams" or the alias "James Anderson."

  • Details of Disappearance
    Shams was last seen in Lancaster, California on October 8, 1997. Authorities said that Chas Timothy Davis was one of the last people to see Shams on October 8. Davis was arrested on drug charges near west 40th Street and Avenue L in Los Angeles County, California in May 1998. He was apprehended by Shams' investigating officers. It is not clear if Davis' arrest was connected to Shams' case. Shams resided in San Diego, California in 1997.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
    (323) 890-5500

    Source Information
    CA DOJ