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    OR - William 'Billy' Gunn, 15, Klamath Falls, 16 June 1984

    William Dale Gunn

    Photo/Age Progression of William:



    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

    Missing Since: June 16, 1984 from Klamath Falls, Oregon
    Classification: Non-Family Abduction
    Date Of Birth: February 2, 1968
    Age: 16 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'8, 115 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Gunn has a scar in the shape of a half-moon on his forehead. His nickname is Billy.




    Details of Disappearance
    Gunn was last seen as he was dropped off at a friend's house in Klamath Falls, Oregon on June 16, 1984. No one was at the residence at the time Gunn arrived. He has never been heard from again. Foul play is suspected in his disappearance.
    Investigating Agency

    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Klamath Falls Sheriff's Office
    541-884-4876

    http://charleyproject.org/cases/g/gu...liam_dale.html
    Last edited by lostwithoutyou; 06-17-2007 at 11:19 AM.

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    Today, June 16, 2007, marks the twenty-third anniversary of Billy Gunn's disappearance. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. If you have any information regarding the disappearance of William "Billy" Gunn, please call the Klamath Falls Sheriff's Office at 541-884-4876 or your local police department (you can remain annonymous).

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    Does anyone know anything else about this case? I've always been perplexed by this disappearance. Why do the police suspect foul play?

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    Apparently they suspect foul play because it turned out that no one was home at the friend's house when he was dropped off. What would be perhaps helpful to know is if Billy knew in advance that this was the case (i.e. had planned to go somewhere else) - I suspect that maybe he was meeting with someone or going somewhere that his folks would not have liked? At age 16, it would not be so surprising, right? But if that person never came forward, there was no clear picture of what might have happened or what direction he may have been headed...just a theory.

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    i've never heard of this case. that is so bizarre. do we know who dropped him off at the friend's house? did the person who dropped him off leave before billy could see that there was no one home? so many questions ..

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    bluecat's theory makes alot of sense - i can see that as being what happened here. i dont understand why this case doesnt have more information, given that it is so confusing and strange.

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    Any way to find out if there was a sexual predatory living in the vicinity of the friend's house, or near William's home? When did the State of Oregon start requiring sex offenders to register? Any notorious child murders known to have been passing through this area at the time? These are all questions I would like to research. Anyone have the answers? I'll see what I can find on-line. I didn't see that there was any actual address listed where William was dropped off, but maybe I missed it.

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    I found this online:
    "The list of sex offenses required to register can be found in ORS 181.594. The first registration laws went into effect in Oregon in 1989. Since that time, additional crimes have been added to the list. There are a number of people living in Oregon whose sex offense convictions predate the registration requirements. Others have convictions which allow for relief from registration 10 years after their supervision ends."

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    These are boys who were around Billy's age who disappeared from Oregon in the 80's. Could any of their disappearances be connected to Billy's?




    Edward Nye

    http://charleyproject.org/cases/n/nye_edward.html --

    Butte Falls, where Edward was seen last, is near Klamath Falls.

    Randall Leach

    http://charleyproject.org/cases/l/leach_randall.html

    Looks like Billy, disappeared 4 years prior to Billy's disappearance, little information.

    Duane Fochtman

    http://charleyproject.org/cases/f/fochtman_duane.html

    Looks like Billy, disappeared 2 yrs after Billy (runaway)

    Jeremy Bright

    http://charleyproject.org/cases/b/bright_jeremy.html

    Looks like Billy, Myrtle Point is fairly close to Klamath Falls, two yrs after Billy's disappearance.

    Walter Ackerson

    http://charleyproject.org/cases/a/ackerson_walter.html

    Disappeared six years after Billy.

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    I mapped out the location of these boys. Since they were separated by years, if they are linked, I would guess the abductor(s) would live in Oregon. Since many predators keep close to home, I would suggest that the person of interest would have been living in or around the Cottage Grove area between the late 70's and early 90's. It would be a fairly easy drive from Cottage Grove to Klamath Falls as it would be an easy drive up the I-5 corridor then over to the coast (Lincoln City and Newport). I'm checking on notorious serial killers that may have been in this area during that time.


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    i did a basic search on serial killers. there are lots from the NW part of america, and even more who targeted young teenage boys. billy and any of these boys could have fallen victim to one of them. there is also the possibility of these boys being kidnapped and forced into a perverted sex ring. these were not rare in the seventies and eighties.

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    Derek Engebretson disappeared near Klamath lake in 1998. Frank J. Milligan is suspected in the case. He tried to kill another child in Dallas and was convicted a raping a third child eariler. I have no idea if he was living in the area more than a decade earlier, when this case occurred.

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    Can anyone find out anything about Frank J. Milligan's whereabouts prior to his start in 1994 as an aide in the children's ward at the Oregon State Hospital?

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    i couldnt find much about milligan, but if he was thrity one in 2001, he would have been fourteen - younger than billy - in 1984, at the time of Billy's disappearance.

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    did anyone ever find anything?
    i just did another search, and came out with nothing. i cant imagine how frusterated his family must be.

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