William Howard McSwain

Above: McSwain, circa 2001


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 25, 2001 from Greer, South Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: March 2, 1926
  • Age: 75 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'3, 230 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Gray hair, hazel eyes. McSwain goes by his middle name, Howard. He occasionally wears eyeglasses. He has tattoos on his upper right shoulder and on both forearms. McSwain smokes filterless cigarettes.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: An aqua and white striped shirt, blue Dickey work pants, white sneakers with black soles, and a watch.
  • Medical Conditions: McSwain has emphysema and requires medication and breathing assistance from an oxygen bottle. In addition, he may have been in the early stages of Alzheimer's Disease in 2001.
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    Details of Disappearance

    McSwain was last seen walking near his residence in the vicinity of Highland and Mason Street in Greer, South Carolina, on September 25, 2001. He never returned home and has never been heard from again. An extensive serarch of the area turned up no sign of him.

    McSwain's loved ones say he did not normally carry large amounts of cash or credit cards. They do not believe he would have gotten into a car with a stranger. His case remains unsolved.


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


    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing Adults
    The Sun News


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated October 24, 2005; medical conditions, distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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