William Scott Currier

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Above Images: William, circa 2011

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 8, 2011 from Essex, Vermont
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 49 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'11, 200 - 240 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. William's nickname is Bill. He has a receding hairline.
  • Medical Conditions: William has ankylosing spondylitis, also known as Bekhterev's Disease, an incurable disorder which causes inflammation of the joints. As a result, his neck vertebrae are fused and cannot turn his head from side to side. He also suffers from diabetes and requires insulin daily; he doesn't have the insulin with him.
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    Details of Disappearance

    William is missing with his wife, Lorraine, from Essex, Vermont. They were last seen by their respective co-workers when they left work at 5:00 p.m. on June 8, 2011. Both of them apparently did arrive at their home on Colbert Street, but neither of them showed up for work the next day, which is uncharacteristic of them. They have never been heard from again.

    When police went to their residence on Colbert Street, they found all the doors locked. However, a window in an interior door connecting the house to the garage was newly broken and the home's phone line had been cut. The Curriers' dark green 1996 Saturn SL2 sedan with the Vermont license plate number ABF-818 was missing, as was a snub-nosed Ruger .38 handgun Lorraine had recently purchased. A photo of the sedan is posted below this case summary. William's wallet and identification were left behind.

    Two days after the Curriers went missing, their car was found abandoned at a parking lot in the 200 block of Pearl Street in Essex Junction, next to a dumpster between two apartment buildings. This is less than a mile from William and Lorraine's home, and a short walk from the bus stop. Investigators released a sketch of an unidentified man whom a witness may have seen driving the car; the drawing is posted below this case summary.

    In July 2012, authorities announced they believe the Curriers had been murdered and they had a suspect, Israel Keyes .Investigators believe Keyes abducted William and Lorraine from their home and murdered them shortly thereafter. They stated it was a random crime and the couple was not targeted. A photo of Keyes is posted below this case summary. He is presently in jail in Alaska, awaiting trial for the kidnap and murder of a teenage girl. After his arrest, he confessed to the Curriers' murders and told police where to find their bodies.

    William worked an animal care technician for the University of Vermont at the time of his disappearance, and Lorraine worked in the financial services department at Fletcher Allen Health Care, the university's health care center. They have siblings living in Vermont, but no children. The Curriers haven't used their cellular phones or bank accounts since they went missing, and all their medication was left behind at home. Their bodies have not been located, but foul play is suspected in their cases due to the circumstances involved.

    Sketch Keyes Car
    Left: Suspect sketch;
    Center: Israel Keyes;
    Right: The Curriers' dark green Saturn

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Essex Police Department
    802-879-4923

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    The Burlington Free Press
    The Republican
    NECN
    WPTZ 5
    WCAX 3

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 6, 2012; details of disappearance updated.

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