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Published on May 24, 2024
Chicago Police Seek Public's Help in Locating "Endangered" Missing Man James SykesSource: Chicago Police Department

The Chicago Police Department has issued an urgent appeal for information concerning the whereabouts of James Sykes, a 59-year-old man last seen over two weeks ago. Sykes was reported missing after he did not return home from his workplace near Addison and Central Avenue on May 6. Officials have labeled him as an "endangered" missing person due to a lack of known residence after his home was destroyed in a fire earlier this year, according to the Chicago Police Department.

Detailed in a bulletin published by the Chicago PD, Mr. Sykes is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 190 pounds, with green eyes and black hair, as detailed by the Chicago Police Department. His complexion is reported as medium, and he is of white race. The authorities have yet to ascertain any distinctive marks that could aid in his identification. The last known contact with Sykes was on May 6, more than two weeks before his missing person alert was broadcast.

The lack of a current address for Sykes has complicated the search efforts. The public adjuster handling his case after the fire that consumed his previous residence at Narragansett/North Avenue has been unable to locate him, as reported by the Chicago Police Department. With this setback, the police are now reaching out to the public, urging anyone with information to step forward.

Area 5 SVU of the Chicago Police Department is handling the case and is looking for tips that could assist in locating Sykes. They have requested for anyone who might have seen Sykes or who knows his current whereabouts to contact them at 312-746-6554.