Billy J. Lange
Lange, approximately 2016; Lange on the day of his disappearance; Lange's tattoos
Date reported missing : 03/03/2016
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 60 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10 - 5'11, 160 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A brown long-sleeved shirt, blue denim overalls, a camouflAge at the time of disappearance: -print baseball cap and brown boots. Carrying a wallet. A photograph of Lange in these clothes is posted with this case summary.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Lange has a tattoo of a scorpion on each shoulder and a tattoo of his last name "LANGE" across his upper back; photos of his tattoos are posted with this case summary. He has burn scars on both forearms from welding. Lange's hair was shoulder-length at the time of his disappearance and he had a gray mustache. He wears eyeglasses, but these were left behind. His nicknames are Bill and Wild Bill.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Lange was last seen near Binger, Oklahoma on March 3, 2016. He lived in Binger at the time of his disappearance, but worked as a ranch hand in Hinton, Oklahoma. On the day of his disappearance he ordered tires at a tire shop in Hinton, and stopped at a convenience store as usual for his daily coffee. He has never been heard from again.
On March 4, Lange's gold Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck, which has damAge at the time of disappearance: to the driver's side window and stickers on the back window, was found on the side of Interstate 40 eastbound, west of the Calumet exit, near mile marker 115. All the things he normally took to work, including his keys, eyeglasses and cigarettes, were inside it.
The truck had broken down and it's possible Lange tried to hitchhike out of the area. His case remains unsolved. He's considered missing under suspicious circumstances and his daughter believes foul play was involved in his case.
Other information and links : ncy
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
September 2021 updates and sources