William Nolan Bass
Bass, approximately 2000
Date reported missing : 10/21/2000
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 10/27/1912 (108)
Age at the time of disappearance: 87 years old
Height / Weight : 6'3 - 6'4, 160 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A plaid button-down shirt, dark green khaki pants and possibly a small-brimmed fedora.
Medical conditions : Bass has been diagnosed with high blood pressure.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Gray hair, blue eyes. Bass wears eyeglasses. Some Age at the time of disappearance: ncies refer to him by his middle name, Nolan.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Bass was last seen driving his 1977 tan and brown two-door Chevrolet Caprice with the Texas license plate number C82-MRB in Bellmead, Texas on October 21, 2000. He was on Highway 84 near Loop 340 at the time of his disappearance. Bass left his residence at 9:00 a.m. and was headed to Waco, Texas to have his vehicle inspected and purchase new tags. He never arrived at his destination and has not been heard from again. His vehicle has never been recovered.
There were unconfirmed sightings of Bass for four days after his initial disappearance. Bass was carrying a blank check to purchase his new tags. He did not have any additional cash or credit cards with him. Bass was a resident of Mart, Texas in 2000.
Investigators believe Bass may have had a stroke on the day of his disappearance and developed amnesia, or possibly he was carjacked. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Limestone County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
Texas Department of Public Safety
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