Photo of Jeremy Alex (on left) playing the guitar
Jeremy Alex, then 28, disappeared from Northport (ME) on April 30th, 2004 and hasn’t been seen since. Jeremy was seen running down a rural road in Northport, Maine in a delusional state.
His father missing him dearly and has started the Jeremy Alex Fund with the purpose of helping at-risk kids. The Alex family has also offered a reward regarding Jeremy’s case.
Jeremy’s Disappearance has also been featured on a TV show called ”Disappeared” – Below is an article written and published by Bangordailynews about Jeremy’s Disappearance and the Tv show that was aired and can be watched on the internet website ‘YouTube’
NORTHPORT, Maine — Almost seven years ago, Jeremy Alex disappeared in the woods of Northport under mysterious circumstances.
Despite a $20,000 reward for information on his whereabouts, his family is still left with many questions, no answers — and no Jeremy.
They hope that a television program about him that airs Monday night on the Investigation Discovery channel’s series “Disappeared” will change that.
“There’s not too many things left to do that will spark an interest again,” his father, Ted Alex, said Friday from Portsmouth, N.H. where he lives. “We’re optimistic … Hopefully, somebody will call and give us some information.”
Jeremy, a landscape who was in the process of moving to Northport from Islesboro, was 28 when he last was seen running into the woods off Pound Hill Road the evening of April 24, 2004. Although the disappearance was treated initially as a missing-person case, his family believes that the man they describe as kind and a free spirit may have been murdered.
Deputies found Jeremy’s car nearby, but were unable to locate him. A search was mounted immediately, but nothing was found. After the public was notified that Jeremy was missing, a second witness recalled seeing a man who matched his description run across Route 1 near Northport Marine at about the same time. That area also was searched extensively, but nothing was found.
For years, there were no more reliable clues, Ted Alex said last week. But about 2½ years ago, Jeremy’s driver’s license surfaced at a home on the shore in Northport along with a story of missed opportunity.
In 2004, a Northport couple was building a house on the ocean, and about a month after Jeremy disappeared, money started washing up onshore. Workers found about $30 in all, according to Alex.
About two weeks after that, Jeremy’s driver’s license washed up, too.
The couple had a bowl on their coffee table that was filled with everything that had floated in on the tides, and they put the license and the money in that. They never made the connection to the missing man. After the husband died, friends came to a get-together after his funeral. A retired highway patrol officer saw the driver’s license in the bowl and remembered hearing about Jeremy Alex.
“He called the police,” Ted Alex said. “He ended up e-mailing me about it, saying ‘I have $30 of Jeremy’s money and his license,’ which was obviously really bizarre.”
The $20,000 reward, too, has led to nothing more tangible than rumors, he said.
He remembered his son as a nice guy who struggled with addiction but loved snowboarding, chess, music, gardening and Maine.
Anyone with information about Jeremy Alex should call Trundy at the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office at 338-2040.
For more information, visit http://www.jeremyalex.com.
Link – http://new.bangordailynews.com/2011/02/06/lifestyle/tv-show-to-air-about-maine-man-who-disappeared-in-2004/
Numerous leads and interviews have been conducted over the years with no resolution. The State Police continue their investigation. The case is considered a suspicious missing persons case.
Jeremy Alex was born April, 1976 (some reports claim he was born on April 8, while others claim April 24, 1976 as his birthdate) he would be turning 36 years old in 2012. He is described as a Caucasian male with brown hair, brown eyes, 5’7” tall and weighing approximately 155 pounds prior to his disappearance.
Alex smoked hand-rolled ciggerettes at the time of his disappearance and was last seen wearing an olive-green Timberland ‘hoodie, blue or brown jeans and sneakers.’
He also had a substance abuse problem in the years leading up to 2004 and may have been on some type of drug and disoriented on the day he went missing.
If you have any information regarding this cold case, please contact: Maine State Police, CID II, 36 Hospital Street, Augusta, Maine 04330, telephone (207) 624-7143.
You can also contact: Criminal Investigation Division with information regarding this murder. You may also report information about this crime using the online Report a Crime form.