William Edward Bibby
Bibby, approximately 1993
Date and time person was reported missing : 09/01/1993
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 38 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7 - 5'9, 170 - 190 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Bibby has a scar on his right wrist, a scar on his back, and a tattoo of the number 13 on his right forearm.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Bibby served time in prison for theft and, in 1993, he was paroled to a residence in Troy, Michigan. He left that area sometime between September and November 1993 and has never been heard from again. He has an outstanding warrant for parole violation, but is also listed as a missing person.
Bibby was the last person known to have seen Terry Sovey, also known as Terry Gayton, who disappeared from Millington, Michigan in 1984. He has not been named as a suspect in her case, but investigators would like to locate him so they can re-interview him about Sovey's disappearance.
Other information and links : ncy
Oakland County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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