William Edward DeLano

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Above Images: DeLano, circa 1983

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 9, 1983 from Humptulips, Washington
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: May 5, 1949
  • Age: 34 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'10 - 5'11, 165 - 175 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A red plaid jacket, blue jeans and sneakers.
  • Medical Conditions: DeLano suffered a nervous breakdown a year prior to his disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    DeLano disappeared while elk hunting alone in Humptulips, Washington on November 9, 1983. He was carrying a .270 caliber rifle at the time of his disappearance. Delano has never been heard from again. He left his vehicle behind. He had a felony warrant out for his arrest at the time of his disappearance. He has relatives in Canada. Authorities believe DeLano may have left of his own accord, but few details are available in his case and it remains unsolved.

    Some agencies give the date of DeLano's disappearance as November 10, 1983.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Grays Harbor Sheriff's Department
    360-249-3711

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    Source Information
    The Doe Network
    The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
    Washington State Missing Persons

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 10, 2010; alternate weight added.

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