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James Lacouture

Real Name: James N. Lacouture
Nicknames: Jimmy Lacouture
Location: Hardwick, Massachusetts
Date: October 29, 1988


Occupation: Unrevealed
Date of Birth: June 27, 1953
Height: 5'5"
Weight: 130 pounds
Marital Status: Married
Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes.


Details: On October 29, 1988, James Lacouture and his brother, David, left James's home to go to Hardwick, Massachusetts. They intended to work on a home that David was building in a remote part of the city. However, they went to a local pub instead. Later that day, James' wife found a drunk David asleep on her couch. He told her that James was home too, but he was nowhere to be found so she went to Hardwick to look for him. When she couldn't find him, she called police. Authorities first thought that he would return soon, but as weeks passed, they assumed that James had met with foul play. Five days after James vanished, David committed suicide; a suicide note had no indication of his brother's whereabouts. Police cannot determine if David's suicide was connected to James's disappearance. James' family believes he is dead and they had him declared legally dead, but he is still missing.
Suspects: David Lacouture
Extra Notes: The case has appeared on the show Haunting Evidence.
Results: Unsolved.