William Gary Morris
Morris, approximately 2003
Date and time person was reported missing : 07/27/2003
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 23 years old
Height / Weight : 5'11, 270 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A white t-shirt, khaki pants or shorts, and black shoes.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Morris has a tattoo of a Jack in the Box saying "Joke's Over" on his left arm. He has a raised scar on the back of his head and a raised circular scar on his right hand. One of his upper front teeth is chipped.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Morris was last seen in Nashville, Tennessee on July 27, 2003. His mother said he left the house to go the store and never returned. He has never been heard from again.
Authorities believe Morris was with other individuals at a nearby apartment complex after his disappearance. He may have gotten into an altercation there. Foul play is suspected in his case, which remains unsolved.
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Nashville Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Federal Bureau of Investigation
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