James (Blackhawk) Escalante

  • Found Deceased

About James (Blackhawk) Escalante's case

According to source,

A 56-year-old Wonder Valley man who went missing on June 25, 2020 was found deceased on August 8, 2020. James Escalante, also known as Blackhawk, left his home June 25 on his bicycle to help a friend who had become stuck. When he couldn’t find her, he called his girlfriend, who was also friends with the woman. That was the last anyone heard from Escalante.

On August 8, a man who was going shooting in the desert found a badly decomposed body on Shelton Road in Wonder Valley. Foul play is not suspected. On December 15, 2020 the coroner’s office notified the family, who live in South Carolina, that the remains were those of James Escalante.

The family was hoping to wait until after the holidays to make his final arrangements, but the coroner told the family December 22 that due to COVID-19, the morgue is full and they needed to make his burial arrangements as soon as possible.

If you have any information to James Escalante’s disappearance, please call Detective Halloway with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department at 760-366-5707.

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Investigative Details

  • Foul Play Suspected: No
  • Suicide Suspected: No
  • Cause of Death: Undetermined / Unreleased

Significant Dates

  • Reported Missing: Thursday, June 25, 2020 (4 years ago)
  • Date Found: Saturday, August 8, 2020 (4 years ago)

Administrative Details

Monday, January 8, 2024 (5 months ago)

Missing NPF Public Identification Number (MPID) 9962

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