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Missing Wishram man suffers from health problems

— The family of Jaime “Jungle” Jim, 53, of Wishram, is seeking word of his whereabouts.

Jim was last seen the evening of Oct. 30, said his sister, Emily Charpentier. He is 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs 175 pounds.

“The next morning his trailer door was open and his new vehicle was sitting in the drive with the keys in it,” Charpentier said.

The family has notified the Yakama Nation and Columbia River Intertribal law enforcement. Jim is a member of the Yakama Nation. They’ve heard about reported sightings, but investigation has led nowhere.

Jim had just received a large settlement check from the government and had been flashing the money around just prior to his disappearance, though he did not have it on his person when he went missing, Charpentier said.

“We think he may have run into foul play because he had been flashing the money,” she said. “It’s odd that the trailer door was open and that he would leave and not take his car.”

Jim also has medical issues and had suffered a head injury two months before. Charpentier said his mother had reported he seemed disoriented and was having hallucinations the day he disappeared.

“He may be disoriented and not know who he is,” Charpentier said.

Anyone who may have seen Jim is asked to call 541-993-2306, 541-370-4514 or 541-965-0300.

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