David Edward Williams

1 AP
Left: David, circa 1975;
Right: Age-progression to age 48 (circa 2010)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 7, 1975 from New Lisbon, New Jersey
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: October 9, 1962
  • Age: 12 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'0, 113 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. David has previously fractured his left femur.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A dark-colored polo shirt, a small blue corduroy jacket, striped pants and a protective seizure helmet.
  • Medical Conditions: David is mentally disabled and has seizures. He is required to take medications, and he did not have his medicine with him when he vanished.
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    Details of Disappearance

    David was last seen leaving the New Lisbon State School for Retarded Males off Highway 72 in New Lisbon, New Jersey at approximately 4:30 p.m. on April 7, 1975. He was a student at the school and was accompanied by another student, Steven Anderson. Neither of them have been seen again.

    Curiously, Steven and David are not the only New Lisbon State School residents who went missing and were never heard from again; Kenneth Schweighart disappeared from there in 1982. It hasn't been proven that the disappearances are related. The New Lisbon State School is now coed and known as the New Lisbon Developmental Center. All three cases remain unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    New Lisbon Human Services Police


    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    Representative Steve Rothman
    The Doe Network


    Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 8, 2011; age-progression updated.

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