Missing since Saturday night, search for missing Happy Camp man, 76, continuing

HAPPY CAMP, Calif., — Authorities today are continuing to ask for help in locating a missing, 76-year-old, Happy Camp man after he disappeared Saturday evening, Oct. 9.

Officials say the missing man was possibly walking into town from his China Grade Road residence when he disappeared. He has not been seen or heard from since.


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Now missing for four days, James Eugene Sharpe was last seen around 9 p.m. when he went walking westbound on China Grade Road, according to a Siskiyou County Sheriff’s social media release.

James was last seen wearing a gray hat, brown flannel shirt, white T-shirt, and blue jeans. He has gray hair and a beard.

Anyone with information about James’ whereabouts or who has information regarding his disappearance is encouraged to contact the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office at (530) 842-8300. Callers can Callers can refer to incident file number 1-21-1756 and can remain anonymous.

Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

Trevor Montgomery, 50, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS).

Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County-based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 30 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.


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