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Missing William Charles Cordes
William, circa 1984; Age progression forensics photo to age 48 (circa 2016)
Missing Since 03/23/1984
Classification Endangered Missing
Date of Birth Used 07/11/1968 (52)
Age 15 years old
Height and Weight 5'6 - 5'7, 125 - 135 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. William has a birthmark on his neck. His nicknames are Bill and Billy. He has a capped front tooth and he had stitches in one of his feet at the time of his disappearance.
Details of Disappearance In 1984, William was residing at a group home, The Children's Home Society, on New Airport Road in Auburn, California. He was sent to live in the home as part of his sentence for stealing $8 worth of beer from a business.
William and some other residents of the home sneaked out and attended a party in a town near Auburn on March 23, 1984. The boys drank beer until 5:00 or 6:00 a.m. before leaving to return to the group home.
William's original missing person report was canceled for unknown reasons. As a result, police did not begin to investigate his disappearance until several years had passed.
William was a student at Golden Sierra High School at the time of his disappearance. His family describes him as an energetic youth who knew how to ride horses and rope cattle. Some agencies may classify him as a runaway.
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