Nathaniel Edison Williams

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Above Images: Williams, circa 2004


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 28, 2004 from Morris, Minnesota
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: May 29, 1983
  • Age: 21 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'0, 160 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Williams wears contact lenses or thick eyeglasses with metal rims. His head was shaved at the time of his disappearance and he has a mustache. Williams has scar on the right side of his chin and above his eyebrow near his hairline. His nickname is Nate.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black shirt and blue jeans.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Williams was last seen on September 28, 2004 in the 400 block of east 10th Street in Morris, Minnesota, on the campus of the University of Minnesota at Morris. He was planning to go on a fishing and hunting trip in Two Harbors, Minnesota. He was apparently traveling alone. Two days later, some sheriff's deputies saw his teal and white 1966 Ford F-150 pickup truck on the Kawishiwi Lake Road off County Road 7 in Lake County, Minnesota, north of Two Harbors. Williams never returned home and he has never been heard from again. He was reported missing on October 7. A photograph of his truck is posted below this case summary.

    Williams's truck was later found parked along a back road near Kawishiwi Lake near the Boundary Waters curve area; there was no sign of him at the scene. He and his family resided in Silver Springs, Maryland in 2004, but he was a student at the University of Minnesota at Morris and lived in Morris with roommates during the school year. He is described as an avid fisherman who has taken several extended fishing trips before. Authorities do not believe Williams committed suicide, but the circumstances surrounding his disappearance are unclear. Both Morris and Lake County authorities are investigating his case.

    Above: Williams's 1966 Ford F-150 truck


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Morris Police Department

    Lake County Sheriff's Office


    Source Information
    Minnesota Department of Public Safety
    Maryland Missing Persons Network
    ABC 7 News
    The Morris Sun Tribune
    The Duluth News Tribune
    The National Center for Missing Adults


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 9, 2007; distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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