Jim Craig Martin
Martin, approximately 2007; Hollis Willingham
Date reported missing : 08/06/2007
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 09/16/1967 (53)
Age at the time of disappearance: 39 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8 - 5'9, 155 - 175 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A muscle shirt, khaki shorts and Crocs sandals.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Red hair, green eyes. Martin has a scar on his left elbow. His nickname is Jimmy.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Martin was last seen in the 2900 block of Springfield Road in his hometown of Normangee, Texas on August 6, 2007. He was with a group of people at the time, and another individual was driving his Honda Accord. He has never been heard from again.
Two days later, Martin's car was found abandoned and burned in Normangee, Texas. There was no sign of him at the scene. Although his family had attempted to report him missing earlier, the police refused to accept the report until August 15, a full week after Martin was last seen.
Martin frequented the Houston, Texas area before he went missing. Investigators have had numerous tips that he was murdered and his body disposed of in a rural area in Leon, Madison or Brazos County, Texas. In October 2020, Hollis Lane Willingham was arrested and charged with murder in his case. A photo of Willingham is posted with this case summary. Investigators haven't released much information about the case against him, but they have not found Martin's body.
Foul play is suspected in his case due to the circumstances involved.
Other information and links : ncy
Madison County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
Texas Department of Public Safety
The Madisonville Meteor
Texas EquuSearch Mounted Search and Recovery Team
The Dallas Voice