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Police investigate ‘suspicious disappearance’ of Avon man

Man last seen getting in car with two men

Massachusetts State Police

State Police are investigating the suspicious disappearance of a 37-year-old Avon man who was last seen on New Year’s Day climbing into a passenger car with two men.

James J. Robertson was seen getting into a silver Toyota Camry in Avon at 12:50 p.m. Jan. 1. The two men displayed law enforcement badges and handguns at Robertson’s home before leaving with him in the car, State Police said.

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Detectives assigned to Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey’s office have developed two composite sketches of men believed to be connected to the disappearance.

The first suspect is a white man with graying hair, 5 feet 10 tall, and in his 50s or 60s. Police said he has a stocky build.

The second suspect is a 50-year-old white man with light brown hair. He is about 6 feet tall and has a thin frame, police said. Detectives do not know why the men would seek Robertson or whether he knew them, said David Traub, a spokesman for the district attorney’s office.

“These are all questions we need to answer,” Traub said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact state or local police at 508-820-2121.

Jacqueline Tempera can be reached at jacqueline.tempera @globe.com. Follow her on twitter @jacktemp.
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