William Cameron Brown
Brown, approximately 2010; Brown's dinghy
Date and time person was reported missing : 10/05/2010
Missing location (approx) :
Monroe County, Florida
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 06/26/1944 (77)
Age at the time of disappearance: 66 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8 - 5'10, 100 - 160 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A dark-colored t-shirt and blue jeans.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Gray hair, brown eyes. Brown has a tattoo of an ant on his navel. He had a gray beard at the time of his disappearance, and he wears eyeglasses. His nickname is Bill.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Brown was last seen at Geiger Key Marina in Monroe County, Florida on October 5, 2010. He was on his way to the courthouse at Key West to pay some fines. He lived on a boat off the marina with his dog, and came back and forth to shore on a small dinghy, a homemade fiberglass model with the Florida license plate number FL5415MA. He left his dog behind on his boat and has never been heard from again. His dinghy disappeared with him and has never been found.
A photo of Brown's dinghy is posted with this case summary. An extensive search of the area turned up no sign of him and his case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Monroe County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
Florida Keys Missing and Unsolved Facebook pageheader
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
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