Billy J. Lange

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Above Images: Lange, circa 2016

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 3, 2016 from Binger, Oklahoma
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 60 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'10 - 5'11, 160 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Lange has a tattoo of a scorpion on each shoulder and a tattoo of his last name "LANGE" across his upper back; photos of his tattoos are posted below this case summary. He has burn scars on both forearms from welding. Lange's hair was shoulder-length at the time of his disappearance and he had a gray mustache. He wears eyeglasses for reading and another pair of glasses, with a cracked lens, at work. His nickname is Wild Bill.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A brown long-sleeved shirt, blue denim overalls, a camouflage-print baseball cap and brown boots. Carrying a wallet. A photograph of Lange in these clothes is posted below this case summary.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Lange was last seen near Binger, Oklahoma on March 3, 2016. He lived in Binger at the time of his disappearance, but worked as a ranch hand in Hinton, Oklahoma. On the day of his disappearance he ordered tires at a tire shop in Hinton, and stopped at a convenience store as usual for his daily coffee. He has never been heard from again.

    On March 4, Lange's gold Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck, which has damage to the driver's side window and stickers on the back window, was found on the side of Interstate 40 eastbound, west of the Calumet exit, near mile marker 115. All of Lange's belongings were inside the vehicle, including the keys, and there was no sign of him at the scene. The truck had broken down and it's possible Lange tried to hitchhike out of the area. His case remains unsolved.

    Lange Tattoo Scorpion Tattoo
    Above Images: Lange's tattoos

    Clothes
    Above: Lange on the day of his disappearance

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Canadian County Sheriff's Office
    405-262-3434

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    Fox 25 Oklahoma City
    Oklahoma Missing Persons
    KFOR

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 13, 2017; casefile added.

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