Authorities are reaching out to the local hunting community to find a missing Avon man whose body they believe was disposed of in a wooded area.
James “Jamie” Robertson, 37, was kidnapped from his home on New Year’s Day 2014, according to the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office, which added that Robertson was likely the victim of foul play and is presumed dead.
Robertson’s body has never been found, and since authorities say it’s probable it is located in a wooded area, they are asking hunters to aid in their search.
Robertson was last seen on Jan. 1, 2014 getting into a silver Toyota Camry at about 12:50 p.m with two men dressed as constables who said they were taking Robertson, who was on probation, for a urine test, media reports said. But there was no scheduled test, and Robertson was never seen again.
“We do not know that Jamie Robertson is in the Blue Hills. Our information is that he may be found in a wooded area. We know he was taken from Avon, and believe at some point he was then in Canton,” District Attorney Michael Morrissey said, WCVB reported.
Though Robertson remains missing, four individuals have been charged in connection with his disappearance.
Scott Morrison, 46, of Norfolk and Alfred Ricci, 45, of Canton were charged with kidnapping Robertson after being arrested in May 2014, according to CBS Boston. Dedham Police Officer Michael Schoener, 40, was arrested three months later for allegedly supplying a badge, holster and handcuffs used in the kidnapping. Schoener gave the items to James Feeny, a man he allegedly bought pills from, before they were used by Morrison and Ricci.
Feeney, 44, of Dedham, was allegedly angry that Robertson was dating his ex-girlfriend, and believed Robertson might be an informant, according to WCVB.
Authorities are reportedly advising hunters throughout the state, not just in the Blue Hills Reservation, to help them out.
Robertson was last seen wearing a red or maroon sweatshirt, black shirt, blue jeans and brown shoes. If hunters see anything resembling human remains or clothing worn by Robertson, they should contact the Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office at 781-830-4800.