Jeremy James Grice

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Top Row and Bottom Left and Center: Jeremy, circa 1985;
Bottom Right: Age-progression to age 29 (circa 2010)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 21, 1985 from North Augusta, South Carolina
  • Classification: Non-Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: May 12, 1981
  • Age: 4 years old
  • Height and Weight: 3'8 - 4'0, 40 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Blond hair, hazel eyes. Jeremy has moles on his scalp and behind his left earlobe. His nickname is Chris.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Pajamas or jeans and a t-shirt, and no shoes or socks.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Jeremy resided in a mobile home on Miller Street in the Bath area of North Augusta, South Carolina in 1985. He lived with his mother and stepfather at the time. Before his mother left for work, she checked his bedroom. She didn't actually see him, but the blankets on his bed were pulled up and she assumed he was asleep. A neighbor saw Jeremy standing by the mailbox outside of his family's home near their mailbox at approximately 8:45 p.m. on November 21. He had his bicycle with him and appeared be waiting for the school bus, but he did not have school that day.

    Jeremy's disappearance wasn't discovered until 10:00 a.m. His stepfather, who had been watching him after his mother went to work, never saw or heard anything suspicious. The weather on that day was cold and rainy. Extensive air and ground searches were unsuccessful. Investigators also drained two local ponds in an effort to uncover evidence as to Jeremy's whereabouts, but nothing was located. Authorities believe that Jeremy was abducted by a non-family member. His case remains unsolved.

    Child serial killer William Ernest Downs was questioned in Jeremy's case and also in the case of Tiffany Nelson, a nine-year-old girl who disappeared from Augusta, Georgia in June 1994. Her remains were found in June 2005. A photo of Downs is posted below this case summary. He denies knowledge of both cases. Downs would have been a teenager at the time Jeremy disappeared. He has never been charged in connection with either Jeremy's disappearance or Nelson's murder and authorities are uncertain whether he was involved.

    Jeremy's family believes he was abducted by someone from the local neighborhood and did not wander away from home. They stated he enjoyed riding his four-wheeler in 1985. His case remains unsolved.

    Downs
    William Ernest Downs

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Aiken County Sheriff's Department
    803-642-1761

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    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    Child Protection Education Of America
    The Augusta Chronicle
    Operation Lookout
    WisTV
    NamUs
    The Aiken Standard
    The Doe Network

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    Updated 8 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 18, 2011; picture added.

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