Bill Edward Paulson
Paulson, approximately 1985
Date reported missing : 03/31/1985
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 09/11/1957 (63)
Age at the time of disappearance: 27 years old
Height / Weight : 5'11, 154 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Paulson may have a mustache, beard or a goatee. He has the following tattoos: a panther on his left arm, the name "Pat" on the inside of his right calf and the word "Love" across his left knuckles.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Paulson was last seen in Lancaster, California on March 31, 1985, but he wasn't reported missing until August. He has never been heard from again. He disappeared under suspicious circumstances, and there were rumors that he was the victim of a homicide. Few details are available in Paulson's case.
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Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
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October 12, 2004. June 4, 2012; Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.