Willie Charles Carswell
Carswell, approximately 2012
Date reported missing : 07/01/2012
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 02/10/1948 (73)
Age at the time of disappearance: 64 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 130 - 165 pounds
Medical conditions : Carswell is mentally disabled. He is also a diabetic and insulin-dependent.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Carswell doesn't take adequate care of his personal grooming; as a result, he has long fingernails and toenails. He had a one-inch mustache and goatee at the time of his disappearance.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Carswell was last seen at 2 Foot Prints, the assisted living facility where he lived in the 3800 block of Springhill in Inkster, Michigan, sometime in July 2012. The staff at the facility never reported him missing and the exact date of his disappearance is unclear.
Carswell's family reported him missing in September, after they had been unable to get in touch with him for two months. He is originally from the east side of Detroit, Michigan. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Inkster Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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