William Carl Rigsby
Rigsby, approximately 1995
Date reported missing : 06/03/1995
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 68 years old
Height / Weight : 5'5 - 5'9, 140 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A size small white cotton-shirt with rolled-up long sleeves, size 28X30 blue jeans, light brown leather boots, a watch and a silver ring with a black onyx stone and a diamond chip in the middle.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Gray hair, brown eyes. Rigsby's nicknames are Bill and Bud. He has a beard and mustache and wears dark horn-rimmed eyeglasses taped together in the middle. He has a surgical scar on his upper left arm.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Rigsby was last seen at Rogers Grocery on Greenville Road in Hopkinsville, Kentucky on June 3, 1995. This was the day he last used his bank account.
During the night of June 8/9, his house burned down. There was no sign of Rigsby at the scene of the fire and he has never been heard from again. Few details are available in his case.
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September 2021 updates and sources
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