William Edward DeLano
DeLano, approximately 1983
Date reported missing : 11/09/1983
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 05/05/1949 (72)
Age at the time of disappearance: 34 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10 - 5'11, 165 - 175 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A red plaid jacket, blue jeans and sneakers.
Medical conditions : DeLano suffered a nervous breakdown a year prior to his disappearance.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : DeLano disappeared while elk hunting alone in Humptulips, Washington on November 9, 1983. He was carrying a .270 caliber rifle at the time of his disappearance. He has never been heard from again. He left his vehicle behind.
DeLano had a felony warrant out for his arrest at the time of his disappearance. He has relatives in Canada. Authorities believe he may have left of his own accord, but few details are available in his case and it remains unsolved.
Some Age at the time of disappearance: ncies give the date of DeLano's disappearance as November 10, 1983.
Other information and links : ncy
Grays Harbor Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
The Doe Network
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Washington State Missing Persons
October 12, 2004. August 10, 2010; alternate weight added.
Interactive Missing Person Search Map