Willie Charles Standberry Sr.

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Above Images: Standberry, circa 2006


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 7, 2006 from East Cleveland, Ohio
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: October 28, 1934
  • Age: 72 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'2, 210 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Standberry has a receding hairline. He wears eyeglasses and he limps on his right leg. Standberry's nicknames are Chuck and Willie C.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A beige jogging suit, a suede jacket and a baseball cap.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Standberry was last seen leaving a friend's house near east 89th and Grant in East Cleveland, Ohio at 7:15 p.m. on December 7, 2006. He may have been seen later at the Shell gasoline station on east 123rd and St. Clair. He was supposed to go to his girlfriend's house, which was fifteen minutes away from his own home, but he never arrived there and has never been heard from again.

    Standberry's vehicle, a a hunter-green 2001 Ford Focus with a temporary Ohio license plate numbered EAU8688, disappeared with him. He does not fit the profile of a voluntary missing adult: he had a girlfriend and was close to his grandchildren, whom he spoke to every day. He didn't take any extra clothing with him and since his disappearance there hasn't been any activity on his bank accounts or cellular phone. A private investigator who's studied the case believes he was murdered inside his home, which has since been demolished. The investigator thinks Standberry's body may have been put in his car and the vehicle destroyed at a local salvage yard.

    Standberry played bass guitar and was a gospel singer. He is presumed deceased.


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


    Source Information
    411 Gina
    Ohio Missing Adults
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer
    Ohio Attorney General's Office
    News One
    Fox 8


    Updated 8 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 13, 2014; details of disappearance updated.

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