Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
On February 15, 2012 James Tidwell clocked out of work at Flanders Electric in Longview around 7 a.m. About 11:30 a.m., he called a friend from his cellphone. That was the last he was heard from.
The second shift supervisor called Tidwell’s house around 5 p.m. hoping he could come back to work early. James’ wife answered the phone and said he hadn’t slept because he’d been working on taxes, and that she wouldn’t wake him up. So the supervisor asked her to see if he could come in early. Tidwell didn’t show up for work at all, which was out of character for him.
On February 28, 2012 James Tidwell was reported missing by his employer. Tidwell’s white Ford truck was been found abandoned on FM 95, a few miles from his home, with the battery missing. There was no evidence of a struggle; no blood; no indicators that he’d been abducted or harmed. His wallet, keys and cellphone have never been found. Tidwell’s wife, Carol Tidwell, told investigators she hadn’t seen her husband since February 24, 2012. Tidwell was having marital problems at the time, according to police.
Though no physical evidence has been found to support foul play, circumstantial evidence points in that direction.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Rusk County Sheriffs Office
Longview News Journal