Willie Michael Wheaton
Wheaton, approximately 2006
Date reported missing : 06/17/2006
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 08/27/1954 (66)
Age at the time of disappearance: 51 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6, 135 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Wheaton goes by his middle name, Michael. He limps on both legs and he has missing teeth. Wheaton has a scar on his right eyelid.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Wheaton was last seen at approximately 6:30 p.m. on June 17, 2006 at the Greyhound bus station in the vicinity of Jefferson Street and Cortland Avenue in Jackson, Mississippi. He boarded a bus headed to Sacramento, California, but it isn't known whether he actually arrived. Wheaton has never been heard from again. Few details are available in his case.
Other information and links : ncy
Jackson Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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