William H. Crandell Sr.

Above: Crandell, circa 2006


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 20, 2006 from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: December 29, 1951
  • Age: 54 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'2, 200 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Crandell leaving his residence on the south side of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on February 20, 2006. He has neer been heard from again. His vehicle, a dark silver four-door 2000 Lexus LS with the license plate number VVL-440, was subsequently found abandoned in Newcastle, Oklahoma.

    Authorities stated Ervin Lee McCoy Jr. was the prime suspect in Crandall's case. A photo of McCoy is posted below this case summary. He is believed to be responsible for six murders dating between 1998 and 2006, but he has only faced charges in one. In September 2010, McCoy pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the 2004 shooting death of his coworker, Alex Tom Record. McCoy, a convicted bank robber, led authorities to Record's body in 2007. As part of his 2010 plea agreement, he agreed to led police to Crandell's body and also the body of his missing wife, Vickie L. Peters, who vanished in 2004. Authorities searched the area McCoy indicated and found Peters's remains.

    Crandell's body has not been found and it's unclear whether charges will be brought in his presumed homicide. His case remains unsolved.

    Above: Ervin Lee McCoy Jr.


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


    Source Information
    Oklahoma City Police Department
    The Oklahoman
    KOTV 6
    CBS 13
    The Tulsa World


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated October 9, 2010; details of disappearance updated.

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