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Friends: Eugene Resident And U Of O Student Missing


A University of Oregon business student and former bartender has been missing since December 12th.

Friends say 41-year-old Jim Cross isn’t the kind to simply disappear without notice.  He was last seen by neighbors at his Eugene home on the 1300 block of Lawrence Street.

Jill Brazier has known Cross from his Seattle days ten years ago.  She says her friend sometimes felt depressed, especially over the holidays.

“Maybe a little confused, but the depression is really the biggest concern that all of his friends have," says Brazier.  

"We just want Jim to know how much we love him, how many friends really care about him and his well-being.  And we just hope that if he hears this message, that he’ll, y’know, surface…and let us know that he’s alright.” 

Credit Locate The Missing (Facebook Page)
A recent flyer shows tattoos Jim Cross has on his arms.

Jim – or James – Cross is six feet tall, with brown hair and beard.  He weighs 225 lbs.  In some Facebook photos he’s shown with a bald head, or hat, and sometimes wearing black-rimmed glasses.  He has tattoos on both arms:  one with a rainbow-colored mushroom cloud, the other labeled "MOTHER" with a woman holding small dragons.  

Various photos of Jim Cross, from his Facebook page. Friends say Cross has been missing since December 12, 2016.

Brazier says he was dedicated to his studies, and left a pet rabbit behind with his roommate.

If people have information about Cross, they can call Eugene Police at (541)682-5111. 

Brian Bull joined the KLCC News Team in June 2016. In his 25+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (19 regional), the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.