Date of Last Contact: October 3, 1982
Missing From: Fayetteville, North Carolina
Missing Age: 42 Years
Height: 5' 10" (70 Inches)
Weight: 214 lbs
Circumstances of Disappearance: James Edward Lewis, of Fayetteville, NC, left home on October 3, 1982 in a white Ford Fiesta. He told his family that he was going to Vero Beach, FL to interview for a job ferrying Piper airplanes from the dealer to buyers.
Jim Lewis was a recently-retired major with 25 years in the US Army -- a Ranger, founding member of the "Golden Knights" U.S. Army Parachute Team, a highly-decorated and wounded Vietnam veteran, a skilled pilot with commercial and seaplane ratings, as well as a dedicated husband and father.
It was his habit on trips away from home to stay in phone contact with his wife; however, after his October 3 departure, he did not call home.
In January 1983, Ms. Lewis received a call from a parking-lot attendant at the Fayetteville Municipal Airport informing her that the Ford Fiesta had been parked in the long-term lot since October 6, and was accumulating fees. The family reported the discovery of the vehicle to Fayetteville police, but the car was repossessed by the finance company before authorities investigated.
In 1992, reading a news report of remains found in a nearby county, The family contacted the Hoke County Sheriff's Department but the discovered remains were determined to be those of another deceased. Soon after, The family had James Lewis declared legally dead. However, his remains were never found.
With brother's name, he hid for years
Accused of sex abuse, Richard Fisher fled in 1990. He was found last month, using the identity of his brother Jack. But what happened to Jack?
By CHRIS TISCH of the Tampa Bay Times
Published April 30, 2005
"...His co-workers knew him as Jack. So did his neighbors. His driver's license and Social Security number came back to Jack Fisher.
But a fingerprint analysis showed it was Richard Fisher, officials said. Cobb booked him into the Pinellas County Jail on the 17-year-old sex abuse charge. Bail was denied. He is set to finally be sentenced on June 6.
Now, just one question remains: Where is the real Jack Fisher?"
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