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What happened to James West?


As part of Missing Persons Week, police are appealing for information to help find a man who went missing from the Blue Mountains area.

Just before 6am on Sunday, August 27 2006, then 35-year-old James West was seen at a service station on the Great Western Highway at Blackheath.

He was later seen on CCTV about 6.15am leaving Katoomba Railway Station and walking towards Katoomba Street, after disembarking a train from Blackheath.

A family member reported him missing to officers from Blue Mountains Police Area Command and they launched an investigation.

An extensive search was conducted by local police, with assistance from Police Rescue in the area around Katoomba, however, nothing was located.

At the time of his disappearance, Mr West was described as being of Caucasian appearance, 175-180cm tall, of a medium build, with short brown hair and blue eyes.

A coronial inquest determined Mr West died on or about the time he went missing, however, nothing has been located and there were no findings regarding the place, cause or manner of his death.

Anyone with information about Mr West is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.