William Melvin Crawford

Above: Crawford, circa 1978


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 15, 1978 from Santa Cruz, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 8, 1928
  • Age: 50 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'0, 185 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Crawford has a scar on his upper left arm and a scar near his left eye.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A blue or black bathrobe and slippers.
  • Medical Conditions: Crawford has an unspecified medical condition.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Crawford was last seen in Santa Cruz, California on May 15, 1978. He was staying at a convalescent home when he walked away from the facility and has never been heard from again. Few details are available in his case.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 21, 2016; casefile added.

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