David Edward Williams
David, approximate photo date 1975 Age-progression to age 48 (approximate photo date 2010)
Missing since: 04/07/1975
New Lisbon, New Jersey
Type of missing case: Endangered Missing
Date of Birth: 10/09/1962 (57)
Age at time of disappearance: 12 years old
Height / Weight: 5'0, 113 pounds
Description, clothing, tattoos, other identifying markings: A dark-colored polo shirt, a small blue corduroy jacket, striped pants and a protective seizure helmet.
Medical Conditions David is mentally disabled and has epileptic seizures. He is required to take daily medications, and he did not have his medicine with him when he vanished.
Other characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. David has previously fractured his left femur.
Details at time of disappearance: David was last seen at the New Lisbon State School for Retarded Males off Highway 72 in New Lisbon, New Jersey at approximately 4:30 p.m. on April 7, 1975. He was a student at the school and was accompanied by another student, Steven Anderson.
The boys, who were roommates, were walking towards their residence on the campus after playing at a nearby ball field with some staff members. Neither of them have been seen again.
Curiously, Steven and David are not the only New Lisbon State School residents who went missing and were never heard from again Kenneth Schweighart disappeared from there in 1982. It hasn't been proven that the disappearances are related.
The New Lisbon State School is now coed and known as the New Lisbon Developmental Center. All three cases remain unsolved.
Other case information
Agency in charge: New Lisbon Human Services Police
Other information: The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Representative Steve Rothman
The Doe Network
The Courier Post
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Psychic detective links:
Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated October 25, 2017 medical conditions and details of disappearance updated.