William Edward Hamilton
Hamilton, approximately 1980
Date reported missing : 09/24/1980
Missing location (approx) :
Mount Sterling, Kentucky
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 08/05/1939 (82)
Age at the time of disappearance: 41 years old
Height / Weight : 5'0, 165 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A blue zip-up jacket, tan pants, a size 16 long-sleeved blue shirt splattered with paint, a brown wide-brimmed hat, a brown leather belt with a brass buckle and brown lace-up slippers.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American male. Black hair, black eyes. Hamilton walks with a limp and carries his right arm at his side. His nickname is Bill. He has a tattoo on his arm.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Hamilton was last seen in Mount Sterling, Kentucky on September 24, 1980. He walked away from his residence and has never been heard from again. He didn't have a driver's license and didn't own a car at the time of his disappearance. Few details are available in his case.
Other information and links : ncy
Kentucky State Police
September 2021 updates and sources
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