William Thomas McKay

Above: McKay, circa 1993


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 23, 1993 from Santa Clara, California
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 3, 1939
  • Age: 53 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'2, 220 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Gray hair, blue eyes. McKay's nickname is Bill. He wears eyeglasses.
  • Medical Conditions: McKay may have been suicidal at the time of his disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    McKay was last seen in Santa Clara, California on January 23, 1993. He has never been heard from again. His housemate reported him missing. McKay's car was found by police at Vista Point in Marin County, California, at the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge, after his disappearance. Inside was a note indicating he was despondent and unable to cope with his life. He owned a development business which was having problems and losing money.

    McKay's daughter was suffering from cancer in 1993 and had an operation around the time of his disappearance. He did not go to the hospital to support her during her surgery, which is uncharacteristic of him. Investigators believe McKay may have jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge, but his body has not been recovered and it is possible he simply chose to move elsewhere and start a new life. He has a bachelor's degree from Santa Clara University and a law degree from Lincoln University. His case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Santa Clara Police Department


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    The Doe Network
    The San Jose Mercury News


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 10, 2008; details of disappearance updated.

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