Ronald L. Janes
Janes, approximately 1989
Date reported missing : 12/27/1989
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 33 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 160 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A gray jacket and blue jeans. Carrying a blue nylon wallet with gray trim.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Graying black hair, hazel eyes. Janes's nickname is Ronnie. He may use the alias names Lee James, Ronald James and/or Randall Dale Willyard. He has a tattoo of a champagne glass on his left ankle and a tattoo of the initials "RJ" on his right arm. He has a scar over his right eye, a scar on his left arm and a scar on his neck.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Janes was last seen at his mother's residence in the 300 block of west Florence in Louisville, Kentucky on December 27, 1989. His mother reported him missing five months later, on May 29, 1990. Janes has never been heard from again. Few details are available in his case.
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Louisville Metropolitan Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Louisville Metro Police Department
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