William Vern Downey

Left: William circa 1987 Right: Age Progressed to age 36

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: May 8, 1987 from Seattle, King County, Washington

Classification: Endangered Missing

Date Of Birth: September 24, 1974

Age: 12 years old

Height and Weight: 5’1″; 90 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: White Male, Blonde hair, Blue eyes, William has a scar on his left nostril and one in his right eye area, his left ear is pierced

Clothing/Jewelry Description: A striped shirt, blue jeans, white sneakers, William was wearing a gold chain at the time of his disappearance

Circumstances of Disappearance

William Downey was last seen in Seattle, Washington on May 8th 1987. He left a note for his mother where he stated that he would be spending the night at a friends home. William failed to return home in the morning and was never seen or heard from again. His friend also stated he never saw William the evening before.

A witness stated he saw William entering a large white car, it may have been a 1974/1975 Chevrolet Impala in Seattle later during the day. William may still be in the local area. He has never been seen or heard from again.

Authorities believe that William may have left on his own accord but they can’t say for sure due to the unknown circumstances surrounding his disappearance. He was a student at Sylvester Middle School at the time and his friends tended to be older then him.

His disappearance remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

King County Sheriffs Office 206-296-3311

NCMEC Number: 601065

Source Information:

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

The Charley Project

The Doe Network

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