William Thomas Purcell III

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Above Images: Purcell, circa 2003


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 13, 2003 from Wilmington, Delaware
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: October 18, 1964
  • Age: 38 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8, 165 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Purcell has a receding hairline and his hair was cut very short at the time of his disappearance. He has a gunshot wound scar on his right leg, a tattoo of a skull and a snake on his right bicep and a tattoo of a Harley-Davidson wings symbol on his left bicep.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Purcell was last seen in Wilmington, Delaware on October 13, 2003. Three witnesses saw him jump from the Delaware Memorial Bridge. He is presumed to have drowned, but his body was never located.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Delaware River and Bay Authority Police


    Source Information


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 12, 2010; casefile added.

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