William Daniel Williams
Williams, approximately 2017
Date and time person was reported missing : 09/28/2017
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 51 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 190 - 220 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : An orange short-sleeved button-up shirt, blue jeans and sneakers.
Medical conditions : Williams was suicidal at the time of his disappearance.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Graying black hair, green eyes. Williams may have a goatee, and he wears eyeglasses with thin metal frames. He walks with a wide gait and a slight limp. His nickname is Bill.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Williams was last seen in Cullman, Alabama on September 28, 2017. His family last had contact with him by email on October 1. He wrote that he was suicidal and was driving to California because he wanted to see redwood trees before he died.Â Around that time, his cellular phone pinged on the Highway 62 in the Clearview, Oklahoma area.
Williams has never been heard from again. On October 12, his black 2010 Ford Fusion with the Alabama license plate numberÂ 1CS6214 was found on the side of westbound Interstate 40 in Tucumcari, New Mexico. There was no sign of him at the scene. His case remains unsolved.
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Cullman County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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