David Edward Williams

Left: David circa, 1975

Right: Age Progressed to age 48

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: April 7, 1975

Missing From: New Lisbon, Burlington County, New Jersey

Classification: Endangered Missing

Date Of Birth: October 9, 1962

Age: 12 years old

Height and Weight: 5’0″ and 113 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: African American Male, Black hair, Brown eyes, David is mentally disabled and has epileptic seizures; he is required to take daily medication for his condition but did not have his medicine with him at the time of his disappearance, he has previously fractured his left femur

Clothing/Jewelry Description: A small blue corduroy jacket, a dark colored polo shirt, a pair of striped pants, David was known to be wearing a protective seizure helmet at the time of his disappearance

NCMEC Number: 817398

Details of Disappearance

David was last seen in New Lisbon, New Jersey on April 7th 1975. He was in the company of his roommate, Steven Anderson. Both boys were students at the New Lisbon State School for mentally challenged males. The school was located just off Highway 72.

The two boys were last seen walking towards their home on campus at approximately 4:30 pm after they played on a nearby ball field with some of the staff members. The boys never arrived to their home and were never seen or heard from again.

Apparently the boys weren’t the only students at the school to disappear without a trace. 5 years after they disappeared in 1982, a man named Kenneth Schweighart vanished after he left campus. Investigators have found no proof that the cases are connected and all three are missing under unknown circumstances.

The New Lisbon State School is now coed and known as the New Lisbon Developmental Center. The two boys have never been found and the case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

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

New Lisbon Human Services Police 609-633-1935

Source Information

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

The Charley Project

The Doe Network