William Dale Gunn

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Left: William, circa 1984;
Right: Age-progression to age 41 (circa 2010)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 16, 1984 from Klamath Falls, Oregon
  • Classification: Non-Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: February 2, 1969
  • Age: 15 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8, 115 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. William has a scar in the shape of a half-moon on his forehead. His nickname is Billy.
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    Details of Disappearance

    William was last seen in Klamath Falls, Oregon on June 16, 1984. He was learning to drive and he and his stepfather, Albert Alexander Gunn Jr., went out that morning to practice. His stepfather returned home alone, saying he'd dropped William off at a friend's apartment, and at the door, he had turned around and waved. He was supposed to spend the night and then returned home by dinner at 6:00 p.m. No one at the apartment complex, including his friend, remembered seeing William that day. He has never been heard again. At the time investigators believed he'd run away from home, but now foul play is suspected in his disappearance.

    William's sister believes Albert was involved in her brother's disappearance. She described him as a violent man who had abused her and other family members for over a decade. Gunn served a prison term for the abuse of his stepdaughter, and after his release from prison he was jailed again for stalking his sister. He died in 2004. Investigators do have a suspect in William's disappearance, but haven't named this individual. His case remains unsolved and is classified as a non-family abduction.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Klamath Falls Sheriff's Office
    541-884-4876

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    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    Websleuths
    The Klamath Falls Herald and News

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated April 15, 2013; details of disappearance updated.

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