William Dewey Bragg III
Bragg, approximately 2015; Black 2002 Pontiac Aztec
Date and time person was reported missing : 10/21/2015
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 06/30/1952 (69)
Age at the time of disappearance: 53 years old
Height / Weight : 5'9 - 6'1, 180 - 190 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Gray hair. Bragg has a tattoo of an inverted spade in blue ink on his left upper bicep. His nickname is Billy.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Bragg was last seen in Anderson, Indiana on October 21, 2015. He disappeared with his friendÂ Ralph Belvedere. They were last known to be traveling in Belvedere's vehicle, a black 2002 Pontiac Aztec with the Indiana license plate numberÂ 4PE631. A photo of a similar vehicle is posted with this case summary.
Foul play is suspected in the men's cases; investigators said the condition of Bragg's home didn't indicate he planned to be gone for an extended time period. Their disappearances remain unsolved.
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Anderson Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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Indiana Missing Persons Bulletin
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