Gay Man Missing from Downtown Pittsburgh #BringDakotaHome

On Wednesday, January 25, 2017, a 23-year-old white gay Northside resident joined friends for drinks at a Market Square venue. His name is Dakota Leo James and after leaving the bar, he vanished.

Dakota is an employee of HBHunt and a part-time graduate students at Duquesne University. His family and friends grew worried when he failed to show up for work on Thursday and was not responsive to phone calls. There has been no cell phone or financial activity since then. Dakota has been living on the Northside in the East Allegheny neighborhood near Allegheny Center.

Dakota’s family has traveled en masse from Frederick, Maryland to search for him. They are canvassing Downtown and reaching out through the media to raise awareness about their son. They insist that it is out of character for him to disappear.

Please share this post widely on all social media channels.  The number for the missing person’s unit is listed below. You can also reach out to Dakota’s family via a Missing Person Facebook page that is updated with information, flyers to print, etc.

Here are the pertinent details about Dakota:

Date Last Seen: January 25, 2017
Location Last Seen: Market Square, Pittsburgh PA
Type of Case: Unexplained
Age at time missing: 23 yrs old
Caucasian, Male
Height: 5’8″
Weight: 140 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Hair Style: Closely Shaven
Eye Color: Blue
Piercings: Yes
Last Known Clothing: Jeans, Green jacket, brown slipper style shoes
Tattoos: One on left ankle, from harry potter, called Deathly Hallows
Scars/Marks: small upper lip

If info, or seen, please contact the
City of Pittsburgh Police at (412) 323-7201


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