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IA JAMES BOOHER: Missing from Cedar Rapids, IA - 31 May 2014 - Age 51

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    James Allan "Jim Bob" Booher, 51, of Marion, Iowa, was last seen Saturday morning, May 31, 2014, in the 5900 block of Fourth Street SW in Cedar Rapids. On June 3, 2014, his sister reported him missing to the Marion Police Department, who issued an Operation Quickfind.

    On June 9, 2014, Booher's truck -- a tan 1996 Chevy extended cab with a topper and license plate number 447 ZIO -- was found abandoned in Cedar Rapids.


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    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/27721/9/

    NamUs MP # 27721
    James Booher
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    Linn County, Iowa
    51 year old white male

    Case Report - NamUs MP # 27721

    Case Information
    Status Missing
    First name James
    Middle name Allan
    Last name Booher
    Nickname/Alias "Jim Bob"
    Date last seen May 31, 2014 00:00
    Date entered 02/14/2015
    Age last seen 51 to 51 years old
    Age now 55 years old
    Race White
    Ethnicity
    Sex Male
    Height (inches) 68.0
    Weight (pounds) 185.0

    Circumstances
    City Cedar Rapids
    State Iowa
    Zip code
    County Linn
    Circumstances
    James Allan "Jim Bob" Booher, 51, of Marion, Iowa, was last seen Saturday morning, May 31, 2014, in the 5900 block of Fourth Street SW in Cedar Rapids. On June 3, 2014, his sister reported him missing to the Marion Police Department, who issued an Operation Quickfind.

    On June 9, 2014, Booher's truck -- a tan 1996 Chevy extended cab with a topper and license plate number 447 ZIO -- was found abandoned in Cedar Rapids.

    Physical
    Hair color Unknown or Completely Bald

    Left eye color Hazel
    Right eye color Hazel
    Eye description

    No known distinctive body features

    Clothing and accessories are unknown

    Transportation Methods
    Vehicle make Chevrolet
    Vehicle model Truck
    Year 1996
    Style Pickup
    Vehicle color Tan
    Tag type Truck
    Tag number 447ZIO
    Tag state Iowa
    Expiration year
    Vehicle comments
    Booher's tan 1996 Chevy extended cab with a topper was found abandoned in Cedar Rapids on June 9, 2014.

    Dental
    Status: Dental information / charting is currently not available

    DNA
    Status: Sample is currently not available

    Fingerprint Information
    Status: Fingerprint information is currently not available

    Investigating Agency
    Title Lieutenant
    First name Scott
    Last name Elam
    Phone 319-200-7713
    Website http://www.cityofmarion.org/departments/police-department
    Case number 14011355
    Date reported
    Jurisdiction Local
    Agency Marion Police Department
    Address 1 6315 Highway 151
    Address 2
    City Marion
    State Iowa
    Zip code 52302
    Comments
    The Linn County Sheriff's Office, Cedar Rapids Police Department and Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation have been aiding in the search for Booher.
     
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    James Allan "Jim Bob" Booher, 51, of Marion, Iowa, was last seen Saturday morning, May 31, 2014, in the 5900 block of Fourth Street SW in Cedar Rapids.

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    5900 4th St SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
     
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    https://iowacoldcases.org/case-summaries/james-booher/

    James Allan “Jim Bob” Booher

    Presumed Homicide
    Name: James Allan “Jim Bob” Booher
    At at Report:
    51 YOA
    DOB:
    March 30, 1963
    Weight:
    185 lbs.
    Height:
    5’08”
    Hair:
    Unknown or completely bald
    Eyes:
    Hazel
    Incident Type:
    Involuntary/Suspicious
    Residence: Marion, Iowa
    Last Seen: 5900 block of Fourth Street SW in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    Linn County
    Agency: Marion Police Department
    Case number:
    14011355
    NamUs MP #
    27721
    Reported Missing:
    June 3, 2014
    Last Seen Alive:
    May 31, 2014


    Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing
    James Allan “Jim Bob” Booher, 51, of Marion, Iowa, was last seen Saturday morning, May 31, 2014, in the 5900 block of Fourth Street SW in Cedar Rapids. On June 3, 2014, his sister, Susie Reynolds, reported him missing to the Marion Police Department, who issued an Operation Quickfind.

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    Linn County in Iowa

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    Marion in Linn County

    On June 9, 2014, Booher’s truck — a tan 1996 Chevy extended cab with a topper and license plate number 447 ZIO — was found abandoned in Cedar Rapids.

    Marion Police said early on in the investigation that Booher’s disappearance was considered involuntary and suspicious.

    The Linn County Sheriff’s Office, Cedar Rapids Police Department and Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation have been aiding in the search for Booher.

    On Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, Marion Police Lt. Scott Elam said Booher’s disappearance is being treated as a homicide.

    “We’re treating it as a homicide until we find his body,” Elam is quoted as saying in a Cedar Rapids Gazette article by Lee Hermiston dated Oct. 17, 2014. “The family believes that he’s deceased. We believe he’s no longer with us, either.”

    Elam said Booher came from a large family and it was “very unusual” that Booher wouldn’t have made contact with any of them.

    “The circumstances were unusual to begin with,” said Elam, who declined to elaborate further about the investigation.

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    Courtesy photo KCRG-TV9

    Family and friends pinned favorite photos of Jim Booher on boards around the ‘Just Jules’ bar on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. The event doubled as a fundraiser to help pay for funeral expenses.
    Family Holds Memorial Services

    Booher’s family decided to hold memorial services for him on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.

    “I think we all need closure,” Reynolds told the Gazette. “I know that won’t be coming for a while. We won’t have any closure until we find his body.”

    Family and friends gathered Friday night, Oct. 17, 2014, at Booher’s favorite bar, Just Jules, on Center Point Road NE to pin favorite family photos around the bar. The event also served as a fundraiser to help pay for funeral expenses.

    Reported Hermiston in the Oct. 17, 2014 article:

    Reynolds said her brother had “the biggest smile ever” and loved his twin boys. She described him as “the best carpenter in town” and said he had a knack for finding discarded items, fixing them up and reselling them.

    “He was just a fun-loving guy,” she said. “He’s going to be very missed.”

    With hunting season underway, Reynolds said she asks that hunters be on the lookout for her brother’s body.

    In an earlier Gazette article dated Tuesday, June 24, 2014, the search for Booher led police to a possible meth lab but not Booher.

    The Gazette said that according to the Marion Police Department, investigators learned about a possible meth lab in Swisher while investigating Booher’s disappearance. Police obtained a search warrant for a residence at 1576 120th St. NW outside Swisher in rural Johnson County.

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    Courtesy photo Liz Martin / The Gazette

    Investigators work the scene of a possible found body (beneath blue and white tents) on Nederhiser Road near the intersection with Ivanhoe Road in Ely south of Palisades-Kepler State Park on Thursday, May 7, 2015.

    Marion police, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation assisted the Johnson County Drug Task Force and Iowa State Patrol’s Tactical Team in executing the warrant Tuesday morning, June 24. Authorities didn’t reveal what they discovered at the residence but said charges were pending and would come from the drug task force’s investigation.

    Hermiston reported in the story:

    Marion police Lt. Scott Elam said information about the meth lab came up during their investigation into Booher’s appearance, though police didn’t necessarily believe he was at the residence.

    “We didn’t have that specific of information,” Elam said. “It was something we looked into. We didn’t find anything related to that investigation there.”

    Elam said sometimes when police are investigating one case, information about another possible crime comes up. This was one of those cases, he said.

    “It was just kind of one of those things,” he said. “Sometimes during an investigation, you learn other stuff. It came to light as part of our investigation.

    “I don’t know that anything was relevant” to the missing person investigation.

    Forensive team searches home linked to Booher’s disappearance
    A forensics team that specializes in identifying human remains is helping search for evidence outside a rural Ely farmhouse once linked to a Marion man who went missing a year ago and is presumed the victim of a homicide, The Gazette reported on Thursday, May 7, 2015.

    Police said the feds were conducting the Booher’s suspected drug-related homicide.

    A University of Indianapolis spokesman said its archaeology and forensics team — made up of a professor and graduate students — was dispatched to the rural Ely site at the request of law enforcement.

    “They are the go-to people whenever suspected human remains are discovered,” Scott Hall, media relations director for the university, said in the May 7 Gazette article. He declined to comment further.

    Gazette reporters Lee Hermiston and Trish Mehaffey said the forensics search team and law enforcement authorities were at 397 Nederhiser Road, northeast of Ely and just south west of Palisades-Kepler State Park, and that according to federal documents, a man associated with Booher once lived at that address.
     
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    Continued:

    The Gazette also reported:

    That man, 42-year-old Matthew B. Robbins, is currently in the custody of U.S. Marshals and awaiting a second trial on firearms charges.

    According to an April 27 federal criminal complaint charging his former wife, 41-year-old Danielle Ayers, with perjury, Robbins lived at that address. While outlining charges against Ayers, the affidavit describes a text message exchange between Ayers and another person that concerns Booher.

    The document states that Robbins and another man robbed Booher about June 1, 2014 — the day after police say he was last seen alive.

    A second federal court document dated April 13, outlining a weapons case against Robbins, appears to make a further reference Booher.

    The document states that about May 31, 2014, Robbins and a friend identified in documents as “D.B.” purchased meth from someone identified as “J.B.”

    “They used the methamphetamine and later contacted J.B. to arrange for the purchase of a larger quantity of methamphetamine,” the document states.

    Additionally, the trial document states that when J.B. went to Robbins’ home later that night, D.B. saw Robbins with a sawed-off shotgun.

    A day or two afterward, another person — identified as J.G. — went to Robbins’ home looking for J.B. Robbins greeted J.G. at the door holding a .45 caliber handgun, the document shows.

    ~ Cedar Rapids Gazette, May 7, 2015

    Authorities conducted an initial search of Robbins’ Nederhiser Road home in connection with Booher’s disappearance, but Robbins then moved from the home, but not before removing carpet, furnishing and fixtures and burning them behind the house. Read The Gazette’s full article.

    Booher’s siblings told The Gazette they hadn’t spoken with Marion police about their brother’s case since February 2015.

    About James A. Booher
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    Courtesy photo KCRG-TV9

    Family photos of Jim’s younger years.

    James Allan “Jim Bob” Booher, disappeared under suspicious circumstances on May 31, 2014, and is considered by officials and family as deceased.

    A memorial Mass was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Third Avenue and 10th Street SE, Cedar Rapids.

    Jim was born March 30, 1963, to Karen Booher McCormick (Gremm) and the late Roy Franklin Booher of Cedar Rapids.

    Jim was a 1982 graduate from Kennedy High and Dennison Job Corps, where he received his carpenter apprenticeship. He traveled the southern part of the country building apartment complexes for five years and joined the 308 Carpenters Union in 1988. His specialty was drywall and framing. He took great pride in his work; his family said he considered no job too high or dangerous.

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    Courtesy photo The Gazette

    James “Jim Bob” Booher

    He married Kristina Rodgers on April 8, 1995, and became a devoted father to her twin boys, Billy and Brent, whom he’d helped raise since the boys were three months old. He loved the boys and would do anything for them if he could, Booher’s family said.

    Jim loved the outdoors, camping, canoeing with his siblings, waterskiing, fishing, mushroom hunting, buying and selling, and motorcycling with his friends.

    He is greatly missed by all his family — mom, stepdad Jim, brothers Tom, Dan, Rick and Rob, stepbrother Kevin, sisters Jane, Cindy, Susie, Julie, Penny and Laurie, stepsisters Carrie, Lora, Julie and Mary and spouses, and 45 nieces and nephews.

    In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations for burial expenses be sent to his mother, Karen McCormick, 1961 Sand Piper Rd., Waukon, IA 52172.

    Information Needed
    If you have any information about James Booher’s unsolved disappearance and/or death please call Lt. Scott Elam of the Marion Police Department‘s Investigations Division at (319) 200-7713.

    Sources:
     
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    http://www.thegazette.com/subject/n...in-federal-prison-for-drugs-firearms-20160122

    Ely man sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for drugs, firearms
    Judge said he had 41 previous criminal convictions
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    Matthew Robbins

    CEDAR RAPIDS — An Ely man linked to a missing Marion man who is considered a homicide victim was sentenced Friday to 10 years in federal prison for firearms and drug charges.

    Matthew Robbins, 42, pleaded guilty in August to one count of being a felon and unlawful drug user in possession of a firearm.

    In a plea agreement, Robbins admitted that in 2014 he was using controlled substances, including methamphetamine, and had been convicted of eight felony offenses, including counts related to robbery, burglary, drug possession and drunken driving.

    Over the past 26 years Robbins has had 41 criminal convictions and two as a juvenile, but 13 of the convictions didn’t meet the criteria to affect his prison term, U.S. District Chief Judge Linda Reade said during his sentencing.

    Reade said Robbins had denied most of the information in the presentencing report, including owning the Iver Johnson 12-gauge shotgun, which is the crime in this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney C.J. Williams explained that Robbins admitted to having control over the firearm in 2014.

    In previously filed court documents, Williams said the shotgun had been left at Robbins’s Ely home by another person. Robbins later had a friend store the shotgun at the friend’s home.

    The first trial against Robbins ended in a hung jury, and the government decided to offer the plea agreement, Williams said.

    Robbins declined to comment before Reade sentenced him.

    Reade said Robbins had a “very serious” alcohol problem and substance abuse issue with prescription medications, along with committing crimes of assault, domestic assault, burglaries and drunken driving.

    Along with the 10-year sentence, Reade ordered Robbins to serve three years supervised release following his prison term and this sentence will run consecutively to his operating-while-intoxicated, third-offense conviction in Linn County District Court.

    Robbins’s retrial didn’t happen after U.S. District Senior Judge Mark Bennett, who presided over the first trial in August, denied his motion, which asked the court to prevent the prosecution from naming James Booher, 51, a missing Marion man who police said is a homicide victim.

    The prosecution’s witnesses testified in the first trial about Robbins allegedly buying meth from Booher and about Booher’s “activities” at the Ely farm where Robbins lived in 2014, according to the motion.

    At that time, the defense was most concerned that a jury may have read or seen news reports about law enforcement searching for Booher, last seen May 31, 2014, and a forensic team excavating a burn pit at the Ely farm for possible human remains.

    Williams said in a previous motion there wouldn’t be any mention at the retrial of connecting Robbins to Booher’s death, but there would be testimony from agents who recovered a shell casings from a .45 caliber brand of ammunition in the burn pile.
     
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    http://www.thegazette.com/subject/n...out-of-federal-firearms-trial-xa0xa0-20150826

    Judge denies motion to keep missing Marion man's name out of federal firearms trial
    Defense claims information would prejudice jurors
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    Matthew Robbins



    CEDAR RAPIDS — A judge on Wednesday denied a motion by Matthew Robbins, being retried next week on federal firearm and drug charges, asking the court to prevent the prosecution from naming a missing Marion man who police presume is a homicide victim.

    Mike Lahammer, Robbins’ lawyer, said in the motion several of the prosecution’s witnesses testified in the first trial, which ended in a hung jury, about Robbins meeting James Booher. or “Jim Bob,” in a parking lot of a strip club to buy methamphetamine. Another witness testified about Booher’s “activities” at the Ely farm where Robbins lived in 2014.

    Lahammar argued since that trial, there have been several articles and news broadcasts about law enforcement searching for Booher, 51, last seen on May 31, 2014, and a forensic team excavating a burn pit at the Ely farm for possible human remains. Lahammer said that evidence is irrelevant to the charges being retried next week.

    “Its purpose could only serve to cause undue and prejudicial speculation on the part of the jury,” Lahammer said in the motion.

    In resisting the motion, Assistant U.S. Attorney C.J. Williams said the prosecution doesn’t intend to elicit testimony from the witnesses about Booher’s involvement with Robbins or the sale of meth. However, Williams argued the defense can’t demonstrate the mention of Booher’s name by a witness would create prejudice or result in an unfair trial.

    Two witnesses will mention Booher in testimony to explain when they saw Robbins with a gun, Williams said. But that testimony suggests nothing about Booher being killed or that Robbins is somehow connected.

    Williams argued the defense is also speculating that jurors have read the news articles or viewed the broadcasts regarding Booher’s disappearance and that they will connect him to Robbins or this trial. Those pretrial publicity concerns can be addressed in jury selection, Williams added.

    The defense’s biggest concern seems to be about the forensic dig in the burn pile at Robbins’ former residence, but that is necessary because agents recovered shell casings from a .45 caliber brand of ammunition in the pile, Williams said. And there will be testimony that Robbins fired a .45 caliber handgun at his residence.

    Williams said this trial will be much like the last one, which didn’t elicit any testimony about Booher’s disappearance or murder.

    Robbins hasn’t been charged in Booher’s death, and authorities haven’t confirmed what was recovered at the dig site.

    In Williams’ trial memo filed Monday, he uses Booher’s initials, along with other witnesses who are only listed by their initials, in the summary of evidence.

    Lahammer said Wednesday that U.S. District Senior Judge Mark Bennett, who is presiding over the new trial, denied his motion, but the ruling was sealed, so he couldn’t provide details.

    Robbins, 42, is charged with one count each of possession of stolen firearms, possession of firearms and ammunition by a felon and unlawful drug user, possession of firearms by a felon and unlawful drug user and possession of an unregistered sawed-off shotgun. He is accused of having a two stolen .45 caliber handguns and ammunition on April 18 through June 3, 2014, according to the fifth superseding indictment. He is charged with having two other handguns while being an unlawful user of meth and marijuana on Feb. 23 through April 2014 and being in possession of a sawed-off shotgun in January through June 3, 2014.

    He has at least eight felony convictions, according to the indictment.

    The trial starts Monday in U.S. District Court. It’s expected to last through Friday.
     
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    https://www.thedarksideofamerica.com/unsolved-james-jim-bob-booher.html

    THE DARK SIDE OF IOWA



    Unsolved
    James "Jim Bob" Allan Booher

    Cedar Rapids
    Date of Crime: June 2, 2014


    James Allan “Jim Bob” Booher, 51, of Marion, was last seen Saturday morning, May 31, 2014, in the 5900 block of Fourth Street SW in Cedar Rapids. On June 3, 2014, his sister, Susie Reynolds, reported him missing. On June 9, 2014, Jim Bob’s truck – a tan 1996 Chevy extended cab with a topper – was found abandoned in Cedar Rapids.

    During the investigation, police were led to a possible meth lab, but they did not find Jim Bob. Investigators learned about a possible meth lab in Swisher while investigating Jim Bob’s disappearance. Police obtained a search warrant for a residence at 1576 120th Street NW outside Swisher in rural Johnson County. Authorities didn’t reveal what they discovered at the residence, but said charges were pending and would come from the drug task force’s investigation.

    A forensics team that specializes in identifying human remains helped search for evidence outside a rural Ely farmhouse once linked to a Marion man who went missing a year prior and was presumed the victim of a homicide. Forensics teams searched the home of Matthew B. Robbins at 397 Nederhiser Road, northeast of Ely and just southwest of Palisades-Kepler State Park, and according to federal documents, a man associated with Jim Bob once lived at that address.

    Matthew was taken into custody on firearms charges. According to a federal criminal complaint charging his former wife, Danielle Ayers, with perjury, Matthew lived at that address. While outlining charges against Danielle, the affidavit described a text message exchange between Danielle and another person that concerned Jim Bob. The document stated that Matthew and another man robbed Jim Bob about June 1, 2014 – the day after police say he was last seen alive.

    A second federal court document dated April 13, outlining a weapons case against Matthew, appeared to make a further reference about Jim Bob. The document stated that about May 31, 2014, Matthew and a friend identified in documents as “D.B.” purchased meth from someone identified as “J.B.” “They used the methamphetamine and later contacted J.B. to arrange for the purchase of a larger quantity of methamphetamine,” the document stated.

    Additionally, the trial document stated that when J.B. went to Matthew’s home later that night, D.B. saw Matthew with a sawed-off shotgun. A day or two afterward, another person – identified as J.G. – went to Matthew’s home looking for J.B. Matthew greeted J.G. at the door holding a .45-caliber handgun.

    Authorities conducted a search of Matthew’s home in connection with Jim Bob’s disappearance, but Matthews had then moved from the home, but not before removing the carpet, furnishings and fixtures, and burning them behind the house.

    If you have any information about Jim Bob’s unsolved disappearance/murder, please contact the Marion Police Department at 319.200.7713.
    Source: Iowa Cold Cases
     
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    http://www.kwwl.com/story/29017596/2015/05/Friday/day-2-team-digs-up-evidence-in-james-booher-case

    Day 2: Team digs up evidence in James Booher case
      • [​IMG]Aerials from the scene of a plane KWWL flew over Ely. (Michael Crowe, KWWL)[​IMG]Aerials from the scene of a plane KWWL flew over Ely. (Michael Crowe, KWWL)


        ELY (KWWL) -

        Day two of investigating is underway in a possible homicide case in rural Linn County.

        The Marion Police Department and a team of archaeologists were at an Ely farm home looking for evidence that could be related to the death of 51-year-old James Booher.

        Booher turned up missing in June of last year.

        According to federal documents, Matthew Robbins, who was an associate of Booher, lived in that Linn County home. He's being currently held on federal weapons charges.

        Officials are still not releasing any information -- but we do know a team of archaeologists from Indianapolis University is assisting in this investigation.

      • A KWWL crew scoped out the scene from a plane, and saw there was a team working on the property on Nederhiser Road.

        Now, according to federal documents, Booher and Robbins met at this home on May 31 last year.

        Booher was then reported missing four days later.

        We dug up court documents that outline a drug deal between the two men on May 31.

        Further documents reference a text message conversation from Robbins' ex-wife, noting that Robbins and another man robbed Booher on June 1.

        Those documents also state that a few days after the alleged robbery, Robbins moved out of this home -- but not before stripping the carpet, furnishings and fixtures out of the home and burning everything.

        KWWL asked the police chief how far along they are in digging up evidence, but he told us the case is so new and active, he can't say at this point.

        We'll be following this case closely so as we get more details,m we'll be sure to pass them along to you.
     
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    http://www.kcrg.com/content/news/Family-continues-to-search-for-answers--381338351.html

    Family of missing Marion man continues to search for answers
    By Jordee Kalk, KCRG-TV9 |
    Posted: Mon 10:09 PM, May 30, 2016 |
    Updated: Mon 10:22 PM, May 30, 2016

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG TV9)-- Family and friends gathered to remember a man they call Jim Bob.

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    "There's a million people missing him," Ricky Booher said.

    May 31st marks two years since James Booher disappeared.

    Family say they've come to believe he's dead. But they say this doesn't make the grieving process any easier.

    "As time has gone on it's gotten harder, because we don't know nothing," Jim Bob's sister, Susie Reynolds said.

    Although they don't know what happened, the family say there's closure in this memorial, located right next to his dad's grave.

    "It's a start... Brings me to tears every time I'm here, just wondering where he is," Ricky Boohler said.

    Family members hope to learn more information about their brother's disappearance. Until then, they want to keep his spirit alive.

    That's why family say each year, on the anniversary of his disappearance, they will hold a memorial.
     
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    http://www.kcrg.com/content/news/378890561.html

    Family of missing Marion man requesting death certificate
    By Forrest Saunders |
    Posted: Tue 7:01 PM, May 10, 2016

    CEDAR RAPID, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- James Booher's family is asking Linn County for a death certificate. The 51-year-old Marion man went missing about two years ago.

    Tuesday morning, a few of Booher's family members gathered at the Linn County Courthouse to get that death certificate for their loved one.

    Booher was last seen in Cedar Rapids, May 31st of 2014. His sister reported him missing, June 3rd. Authorities found Booher's abandoned truck on June 9th.

    Police are treating the case as a homicide.

    Booher's sister, Susanne Reynolds, said the family believes her brother is likely dead. She said they want closure and have placed a memorial headstone and plot for Booher at a local cemetery.

    "I think it's taken a toll on my whole family," said Reynolds. "His kids. My mom especially. My mom is elderly. It's hard on her."

    The family wasn't able to get that death certificate, Tuesday. Given the unique circumstance of the case, Reynolds said they'll likely need an attorney.

    Marion Police said they're still investigating the case with the help of federal authorities.
     
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