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A missing person is a person who has disappeared and whose status as alive or dead cannot be confirmed as their location and condition are unknown. A person may go missing through a voluntary disappearance, or else due to an accident, crime, death in a location where they cannot be found (such as at sea), or many other reasons. In most parts of the world, a missing person will usually be found quickly. While criminal abductions are some of the most widely reported missing person cases, these account for only 2 to 5 percent of missing children in Europe. By contrast, some missing person cases remain unresolved for many years. Laws related to these cases are often complex since, in many jurisdictions, relatives and third parties may not deal with a person's assets until their death is considered proven by law and a formal death certificate issued. The situation, uncertainties, and lack of closure or a funeral resulting when a person goes missing may be extremely painful with long-lasting effects on family and friends. A number of organizations seek to connect, share best practices, and disseminate information and images of missing children to improve the effectiveness of missing children investigations, including the International Commission on Missing Persons, the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), as well as national organizations, including the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in the US, Missing People in the UK, Child Focus in Belgium, and The Smile of the Child in Greece.



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According to current statistics, 4,000 people in the United States go missing every day. Sometimes a child suddenly vanishes from the bus stop or the local park or even from their own yard or bedroom. Or a teenager doesnít return home after a walk to the neighborhood grocery store or a bike ride or a party with friends. Other times, an adult is mysteriously absent from their job or neighbors havenít seen them for several days, and family and friends havenít heard from them either.

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William Dale Gunn
missing person case update January 2023 found new details posted
missing person case update January 2023 found new details posted
William, date, approximate 1984; Age-progression to age 41 (date, approximate 2010)
Date Missing 06/16/1984
Missing From
Klamath Falls, Oregon
Missing Classification Non-Family Abduction
Sex Male
Race
White
Date of Birth 02/02/1969 (53)
Age 15 years old
Height and Weight 5'8, 115 pounds
Markings and/or Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. William has a scar in the shape of a half-moon on his forehead. His nickname is Billy.
Details of Disappearance William was last seen in Klamath Falls, Oregon on June 16, 1984. He was learning to drive and he and his stepfather, Albert Alexander Gunn Jr., went out that morning to practice.
His stepfather returned home alone, saying he'd dropped William off at a friend's apartment, and at the door, he had turned around and waved. He was supposed to spend the night and then return home by dinnertime at 6:00 p.m.
No one at the apartment complex, including his friend, remembered seeing William that day. He has never been heard again. At the time investigators believed he'd run away from home, but now foul play is suspected in his disappearance.
William's sister believes Albert was involved in her brother's disappearance. She described him as a violent man who had abused her and other family members for over a decade. Albert served a prison term for the abuse of his stepdaughter, and after his release from prison he was jailed again for stalking his sister. He died in 2004.
Investigators do have a suspect in William's disappearance, but haven't named this individual. His remains unsolved and is classified as a non-family abduction.
Investigating Agency
Klamath Falls Sheriff's Office
541-884-4876
Other
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Websleuths
The Klamath Falls Herald and News

Missing Person Photos

A missing person is a person who has disappeared and whose status as alive or dead cannot be confirmed as their location and condition are unknown. A person may go missing through a voluntary disappearance, or else due to an accident, crime, death in a location where they cannot be found (such as at sea), or many other reasons. In most parts of the world, a missing person will usually be found quickly. While criminal abductions are some of the most widely reported missing person cases, these account for only 2 to 5 percent of missing children in Europe. By contrast, some missing person cases remain unresolved for many years. Laws related to these cases are often complex since, in many jurisdictions, relatives and third parties may not deal with a person's assets until their death is considered proven by law and a formal death certificate issued. The situation, uncertainties, and lack of closure or a funeral resulting when a person goes missing may be extremely painful with long-lasting effects on family and friends. A number of organizations seek to connect, share best practices, and disseminate information and images of missing children to improve the effectiveness of missing children investigations, including the International Commission on Missing Persons, the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), as well as national organizations, including the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in the US, Missing People in the UK, Child Focus in Belgium, and The Smile of the Child in Greece.



Missing Person Photos

Resources for Missing Persons

According to current statistics, 4,000 people in the United States go missing every day. Sometimes a child suddenly vanishes from the bus stop or the local park or even from their own yard or bedroom. Or a teenager doesnít return home after a walk to the neighborhood grocery store or a bike ride or a party with friends. Other times, an adult is mysteriously absent from their job or neighbors havenít seen them for several days, and family and friends havenít heard from them either.

Missing Person Photos