William Melvin Crawford

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Above: Crawford, circa 1978

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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.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department
    831-454-7600

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    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    NamUs

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 21, 2016; casefile added.

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