William Thomas Ukiah Duncan
Duncan, approximately 2012
Date and time person was reported missing : 05/27/2012
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 03/05/1975 (46)
Age at the time of disappearance: 37 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6, 165 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Duncan may use the names William Ukia Duncan and/or William W. Duncan. His nickname is Will.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Duncan was last seen near Dry Creek in Anaconda, Montana on May 27, 2012. He has never been heard from again. His family reported him missing on June 19. By then, his truck had been abandoned on Dry Creek Road for at least three weeks. An extensive search of the area turned up no sign of him.
Duncan lived on east Seventh Street in Billings, Montana at the time of his disappearance; he'd moved to Billings from Anaconda several years before he was last seen. He's described as a survivalist who could live in the wilderness for extended time periods.
It's not uncharacteristic of Duncan to go into the mountains for months at a time, but he always notified his loved ones first. He didn't leave a note saying where he was going, and he hasn't answered his cellular phone, which disappeared with him.
Duncan is missing under suspicious circumstances; his case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Anaconda-Deer Lodge County Law Enforcement Age at the time of disappearance: ncy
September 2021 updates and sources
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