William Nolan Bass

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Above Images: Bass, circa 2000


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 21, 2000 from Bellmead, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: October 27, 1912
  • Age: 87 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'3 - 6'4, 160 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Gray hair, blue eyes. Bass wears eyeglasses. Some agencies refer to him by his middle name, Nolan.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A plaid button-down shirt, dark green khaki pants and possibly a small-brimmed fedora.
  • Medical Conditions: Bass has been diagnosed with high blood pressure.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Bass was last seen driving his 1977 tan and brown two-door Chevrolet Caprice with the Texas license plate number C82-MRB in Bellmead, Texas on October 21, 2000. He was on Highway 84 near Loop 340 at the time of his disappearance. Bass left his residence at 9:00 a.m. and was headed to Waco, Texas to have his vehicle inspected and purchase new tags. He never arrived at his destination and has not been heard from again. His vehicle has never been recovered.

    There were unconfirmed sightings of Bass for four days after his initial disappearance. Bass was carrying a blank check to purchase his new tags. He did not have any additional cash or credit cards with him. Bass was a resident of Mart, Texas in 2000.

    Investigators believe Bass may have had a stroke on the day of his disappearance and developed amnesia, or possibly he was carjacked. His case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Limestone County Sheriff's Office


    Source Information
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    Rino Kids Online
    Texas Equusearch Mounted Search and Recovery Team


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 11, 2008; alternate height added.

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