Wilbur Anthony Pate

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Above Images: Pate, circa 2012

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 14, 2012 from Evansville, Indiana
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 55 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'5 - 5'10, 160 - 170 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Gray hair, hazel eyes. Pate's nickname is Willie. He wears eyeglasses and has a scar on his left eyebrow.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A dark-colored t-shirt with a left front breast pocket, a lightweight dark-colored jacket and tan pants. The outfit is shown in the picture above.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Pate left the Wal-Mart store in the 5000 block of Frederica Street in Owensboro, Kentucky on November 14, 2012. After that he traveled to his residence in the 300 block of Charmwood Court in Evansville, Indiana. His roommate said Pate packed his belongings and left in his 2004 Ford Escape SUV with a missing front grille and the Kentucky license plate number 056-KNZ. A photo of the vehicle is posted below this case summary.

    Pate has never been heard from again. He was supposed to fly to Richmond, Virginia for a job interview on November 16, but never did. He was reported missing one week after his disappearance. On December 23, his car was found parked at the Farmer's Corner Market on Highway 405 in Yelvington, Kentucky. Little information is available in Pate's case. Owensboro police are investigating.

    Escape
    Above: Pate's Ford Escape

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Owensboro Police Department
    270-687-8370

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    Surf KY
    Owensboro Police Department
    The Henderson Gleaner

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated February 1, 2014; casefile added.

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