William Michael Zani Jr.
Zani, approximately 2005; Age at the time of disappearance: -progression to an unknown Age at the time of disappearance:
Date and time person was reported missing : 10/25/2005
Missing location (approx) :
Victor, New York
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 01/17/1964 (57)
Age at the time of disappearance: 41 years old
Height / Weight : 5'11, 200 pounds
Medical conditions : Zani suffers from mental illness requiring medication. If he doesn't take his medication he may become disoriented and need to be hospitalized. He is not considered suicidal or a danger to others, however. Zani is a dependent adult.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Zani's nickname is Bill. He wears eyeglasses and may have a goatee.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Zani was last seen in Victor, New York on October 25, 2005. He had his car, a gray 2000 Toyota, repaired at the Eastview Mall that morning. At 4:00 or 5:00 p.m. that same day, Zani's car was found abandoned on Walworth-Ontario Road north of Route 441 in Walworth, New York. Although it was raining heavily, the vehicle's windows were rolled down. It had three-quarters of a tank of gas and was in operable condition. It had been driven about 25 miles that couldn't be accounted for. An hour after the car was found, someone matching Zani's description was seen walking along the road. He has never been heard from again.
Zani lived alone in East Rochester, New York at the time of his disappearance, but he was under supervision from a local group home. He is described as a loner with few friends. He divorced two years before his disappearance, but was still on friendly terms with his ex-wife. He has two young children.
At the time of his disappearance, Zani was due to inherit a substantial sum of money in trust from his mother, who had recently died. He normally pays for everything with a credit card, but it has not been used since his disappearance.
Zani's loved ones stated he would not have willingly abandoned his vehicle. He worked part-time at Pliant Corporation in Macedon, New York at the time of his disappearance. Investigators believe Zani is missing under suspicious circumstances. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
New York State Troopers
September 2021 updates and sources
The Democrat and Chronicle
New York State Troopers
The Times of Wayne County
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6 October 12, 2004. February 22, 2021; Age at the time of disappearance: -progression added.
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