Jim Thompson, born March 21st , 1906 in Greenville, Delaware, was
an American architect who helped revitalize Thailand's silk and textile
industry in the 1950s and 1960s.
Thompson, previously a member of the CIA, disappeared mysteriously after going for an
afternoon walk on Easter Sunday in Cameron Highlands on March 26th, 1967.
Jim Thompson was on a quiet sojourn to the highlands to visit some friends and
the fact that he left his cigarettes and a small silver 'jungle box' on the chair outside Moonlight Cottage where he was staying suggests that he
had not planned to be gone for long.