William Carl Reed

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Above Images: Reed, circa 1987


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 13, 1987 from Siloam Springs, Arkansas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: March 21, 1956
  • Age: 31 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'7, 155 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Reed has tattoos on both upper arms, including one of a cross. He wears a partial plate of his two top front teeth. His nickname is Bill. Reed may use the alias dates of birth March 12, 1955 and March 31, 1955.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black shirt, blue jeans and biker boots.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Reed was last seen near Siloam Springs, Arkansas, on August 13, 1987. His motorcycle, a black Honda 1100, was found abandoned after his disappearance. Reed is a local biker and a known drug user who was reportedly working for local drug dealers at the time of his disappearance. His associates include people who were involved in large-scale operations which included theft and the distribution of marijuana and methamphetamine.

    It is thought that Reed may have been murdered as the result of his drug dealings, but his body has never been located and no one has been charged in his case. Several people suspected in his disappearance are dead, in prison, or have themselves disappeared. His case remains unsolved and was reopened in 2007 at the request of his brother. Although Reed has never been declared legally dead, police are investigating his disappearance as a homicide.

    Both Oklahoma and Arkansas police are investigating Reed's case. Some reports state he disappeared on December 9, 1987.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Benton County, Arkansas Sheriff's Department

    Delaware County, Oklahoma Sheriff's Department


    Source Information
    The Citizen Observer
    The Doe Network
    The Joplin Globe


    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 4, 2011; distinguishing characteristics and clothing/jewelry description updated.

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