William Edward Phillips
Phillips, approximately 2011; Jeffery Kennedy
Date reported missing : 06/04/2011
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 10/09/1958 (62)
Age at the time of disappearance: 52 years old
Height / Weight : 5'1 - 5'2, 120 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A white crew-neck t-shirt, blue jeans, a white baseball cap with a handyman logo, and either sneakers or no shoes.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Gray hair, blue eyes. Phillips had a gray beard at the time of his disappearance, and wore his hair in a ponytail. His right eye is damAge at the time of disappearance: d and appears fogged over. Phillips's nicknames are Bill and Pops. He previously had four tattoos on the left side of his face, but they have been removed. He has a tattoo on his right forearm of a heart and the phrase "Bill loves Sandy."
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Phillips was last seen when he was dropped off at his home in the 300 block of 5th Avenue north in Amory, Mississippi on June 4, 2011. He has never been heard from again.
In March 2019, Jeffery Dewayne Kennedy was charged with first-degree murder in Phillips's case. He was already serving a ten-year sentence on unrelated methamphetamine charges at the time. A photo of Kennedy is posted with this case summary. Little has been released about the case against him.
Phillips's body has never been found. Foul play is suspected in his case due to the circumstances involved.
Other information and links : ncy
Amory Police Department
Mississippi Bureau of Investigation
September 2021 updates and sources
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