Steve Katz, Supervising Producer of America's Most Wanted
United States of America

July 2, 2006

On March 31, 2005, 27 year-old James "Jimmy" Farrence Jr. disappeared from Carbondale, Pennsylvania.

Jimmy had less than $60 on him the night he disappeared, did not drive, and suffered from muscular dystrophy. He was extremely trusting and friendly.

On September 20, 2005, and again on March 11, 2006, just 21 days shy of the one-year anniversary of Jimmy's disappearance, his remains were recovered near the Lackawanna River in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

The National Center for Missing Adults and the Carbondale Police Department have determined that Jimmy's death is suspicious.

For nearly a year, family and friends searched desperately to find Jimmy, organizing search and rescue efforts, addressing state legislatures and municipality representatives, networking with missing person organizations, and continually pressing for answers.

In July 2005, Jimmy's family submitted a large packet of information to America's Most Wanted with hope that his case would be selected for coverage.

Unfortunately, Jimmy was never listed on AMW's missing person list. In addition, AMW didn't respond to the family until June 2006, nearly an entire year after Jimmy's case information was submitted.

Supervising Producer Steve Katz offered words of condolences in a letter dated June 8, 2006, and stated that with less than one hour every week, they are not able to air Jimmy's story.

Mr. Katz went on to say that "there is power in numbers"; hence, this petition.

I am encouraging everyone who supports Justice for James Farrence Jr. to sign this petition so that it can be respectfully submitted to America's Most Wanted in an effort to convince the producers to air Jimmy's story.

We, the undersigned, present this petition to Mr. Katz and the America's Most Wanted team in an effort to show just how many people support Justice for James Farrence Jr. and want his story to be aired on America's Most Wanted.

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