James was last seen around 11PM on August 16th going into his bedroom after saying good night to his parents. Earlier in the evening they had a conversation about the use of marijuana in the family home after his mother found a small amount of marijuana in James' jacket pocket. Before he went to bed he made plans with his father to do some work the following day. They agreed on a time, said "I love you" and that was the last time they spoke. James left the home from his bedroom window. It did not appear that he took any other clothing with him except what he was wearing. It is believed he was wearing a grey shirt, a jean jacket and blue jeans and a straw cowboy hat with a leather band on it. The only other thing noted missing was his lariat which he used on the family farm. Police called off the search on August 12th after there was no sign of James anywhere however, they stated they believed he was alive but had gone out of the area. They searched a 12 KM radius with no sign of him anywhere. The parents continue to search.