James T Boozer Missing since June 21, 2006 from Philadelphia
Vital Statistics Date of Birth: 11/7/1925 Age at Time of Disappearance: 80 Race: Black Height: 5'11" Weight: 120-128 lbs Hair Color: Gray Eye Color: Brown. Wears glasses with wire frames. Complexion: Medium Distinguishing Characteristics: small scar near hairline above right eye, upper front tooth missing, right hand was previously broken. Medical: Mr Boozer suffers from dementia and requires daily heart medication. Clothing: Red & blue short-sleeve plaid shirt, white long-sleeve thermal undershirt, tan pants with a dark brown belt, tan jacket, white cap and brown shoes. Other: Timex watch. He didn't have any more than $5 with him, but had several forms of identification, including his driver's license, Blue Cross card and SEPTA pass.
Mr Boozer's wife last saw him on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 at around 8:30 am as he was leaving their West Philadelphia rowhouse to take the train to Wills Eye Hospital, where he had an appointment. Mr Boozer left the hospital, which is located at 840 Walnut St in Philadelphia, at around 11:30am. His wife waited until 5pm that day, then called 911 to file a missing persons report.
Mr Boozer had recently begun to fall asleep more during the daytime. It is possible that he may have napped on the trains and missed his stop. He is a shy man and not the type to stop and ask strangers questions if he had become confused or lost.
Investigators checked area hospitals and the medical examiner's office. Mr Boozer's family posted flyers around the 69th Street area and checked area nursing homes. But no trace of him has been found.
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