Find Missing James Albert Boyd!

Find Missing James Albert Boyd!

Find Missing James Albert Boyd!
He has been missing for over 21 years.
He went to the bank to purchase
Traveler’s checks for an upcoming tip.
He was never seen again.

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Details

Find Missing James Albert Boyd! James Albert Boyd has been missing since February 6, 1987. He is missing from St. Petersburg, Florida. James Albert Floyd is classified as an endangered missing person. His year of birth is 1939. At the time of his disappearance, Boyd was 48 years old. His current age is 79 years old. James Albert Boyd is a Caucasian male. His hair is brown and his eyes are blue. Boyd is described as 5’8″ tall and 150 pounds. Boyd has a tattoo on his left arm. His nickname is Jim. It is unknown what Boyd was wearing when he was last seen

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Circumstances

James Albert Boyd was last seen at a bank in St. Petersburg, Florida on February 6, 1987. He purchased $1,500 in traveler’s checks for an upcoming trip to South Africa. He has never been heard from again. And authorities confirmed he never arrived in South Africa. His black and silver Chevrolet El Camino disappeared with him.

A few days after James Albert Boyd disappeared, bank officials in Tampa, Florida contacted police. They notified them that someone posing as Boyd was trying to refinance his truck. And the unidentified individual had taken $35,000 out of his accounts using false identification with Boyd’s name and his own photograph. Police went to Boyd’s home in the 1800 block of Nebraska Avenue northeast in St. Petersburg.

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Evidence

The house was built like a fortress. It had an elaborate security system and no windows. The front door was unlocked and there were bloodstains in several rooms. There were also bullet holes and spent .25 caliber cartridges in a wall and a mattress. Valuable items in the home, including firearms, jewelry, bottles of rare wine and objets d’art, were missing. There was no indication of Boyd’s whereabouts.

Boyd worked as a dealer in rare objects. He traveled around the world to find things to sell. He dealt in gold, silver, ivory, rare coins and wines, objects d’art, firearms, Nazi memorabilia and other items. He was a reclusive loner and lived frugally. Over two decades before his disappearance, he was convicted of second-degree murder after he shot his first wife’s lover.

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Authorities determined Steven Wayne White had tampered with Boyd’s bank accounts. They determined that he was driving his car. He has a long criminal history. He met Boyd by posing as a prospective buyer for Boyd’s house. And the men became friends and then lovers. Investigators believe had been planning Boyd’s murder for months, ever since he met Boyd’s former girlfriend, Janina Koziej Meylheux, a naturalized French citizen.

When they were arrested in June 1987, White and Melyheux had a .25 caliber handgun. They had $10,000 in cash, Boyd’s El Camino and several hundred thousand dollars’ worth of his belongings. White’s fingerprints were found in Boyd’s bathroom as well. He was charged with murder; Meylheux only faced theft charges. At White’s murder trial, his defense suggested Boyd, a bisexual transvestite, staged his own murder so he could get a sex change and start a new life as a woman.

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The Case Now

Meylheux pleaded guilty to grand theft and returned to France. White was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. However, prosecutors had sought the death penalty. In June 2015, he was charged with the murder of Cedric Horn.Horn was a retired dentist who disappeared from California in 1987. He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in that case in October 2017.

Cedric Horn’s body, like James Albert Boyd’s, has never been found. Foul play is suspected in both disappearances due to the circumstances involved.

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Appeal

James Albert Boyd is still missing after 21 years. Someone is spending time in prison for his murder. But why hasn’t Boyd himself been found? Nothing is final until a missing person is found. His case is connected with someone else’s. Boyd’s case is one of what is commonly called “no-body murder convictions.” But that does not mean that his family does not want to find him physically, and get solid answers. Boyd and his loved ones deserve better than his lying somewhere in some unmarked and unknown location. They know that someone knows perfectly well where their loved one is. Giving this victim publicity may pressure the suspect to talk. And what about people around him? They may have information.

Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of James Albert Boyd? Do you have any information concerning Steven Wayne White? Do you have information concerning anyone else who may be connected with James Albert Boyd’s disappearance? If you have information, please contact the St Petersburg Police Department at: (727) 892-5000. You may call 9-1-1 or your local police.

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