William Arlin Bynum

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Above Images: Bynum, circa 2003

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 15, 2003 from Big Spring, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: March 12, 1963
  • Age: 40 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'0, 165 - 180 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Blond hair, blue eyes. Bynum has multiple tattoos, including a tattoo on his right shoulder. He goes by his middle name, Arlin. Bynum's ears are pierced.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white Harley Davidson tank top, blue shorts, sandals and hoop earrings.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Bynum was last seen at the San Franciscan Bar and Grill at Third Street and Runnels Street in downtown Big Spring, Texas, at 2:00 a.m. August 15, 2003. He reportedly left the bar with another man who has not been identified, and his truck was later in the bar's parking lot. Bynum has never been heard from again. He was reported missing later that same day. His relatives, who all live in Big Spring, say his disappearance is uncharacteristic of him. He had a lunch appointment with his brother-in-law August 15 but never showed up. He is not believed to have been carrying much money on his person at the time of his disappearance.

    Many rumors have circled about Bynum's disappearance but none can be substantiated by police. He has not used his cellular phone or credit cards or withdrawn any funds from his bank account since his disappearance. He is described as a cheerful, outgoing, trusting man. At the time of his disappearance, Bynum was employed as a bartender with the Big Spring Fraternal Order of Elks, and he rode Harley Davidson motorcycles in his spare time and belonged to the local motorcycle club. He has never been married and has no children, but he was close to his father, stepmother and siblings and called them several times a week. They have not heard from him since his disappearance.

    Foul play is suspected in Bynum's case, though when police examined his home they could not find evidence of bloodstains. He is considered endangered and his family members believe he is dead.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Big Spring Police Department
    432-264-2550

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    Source Information
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    Chrome Divas
    The Big Spring Herald
    The San Angelo Standard Times
    MSNBC
    The Midland Reporter-Telegram
    The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
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    Updated 2 timed since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 24, 2010; picture added.

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