April Nicole Williams

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Left: April, circa 1983;
Right: Age-progression to age 33 (circa 2016)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 3, 1983 from Washington, D.C.
  • Classification: Non-Family Abduction
  • Date of Birth: August 17, 1983
  • Age: 3 months old
  • Height and Weight: 2'0, 11 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, black eyes. April's nickname is Niki. She has a one-inch birthmark on her right wrist.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A blue sleeper with a red number 1 on the left side of the front and a pink and white hooded snowsuit.
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    Details of Disappearance

    April was last seen in Washington, D.C. on December 3, 1983. She and her mother, Eleanor Marie Williams, were en route by bus from Suffolk, Virginia to see Eleanor's boyfriend in Kansas when they had a three-hour layover a Trailways station in Washington. A woman Eleanor didn't know asked to hold the baby. Still holding the baby, the woman left and walked in the direction of a nearby Hardee's restaurant, ostensibly to get a soda. She never returned and she and April have never been seen again. A sketch of April's abductor is posted below this case summary. She is described as an African-American woman in her twenties and 5'3 tall, with red, braided hair. She used the first name Latoya.

    Investigators believe whoever kidnapped April probably wanted to raise her as their own child. Her case remains unsolved.

    Abductor Sketch
    Above: Sketch of Abductor

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department
    202-727-9099

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    The Daily News Record
    The Washington Examiner
    NamUs

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 19, 2017; age-progression updated.

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