Missing Since: May 8, 1987 from Seattle, Washington
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: September 24, 1974
Age: 12 years old
Height and Weight: 5'0 - 5'1, 90 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Sandy blond hair, blue eyes. Downey has scars on his left nostril and near his right eye. His upper left front tooth was chipped at a pronounced diagonal angle at the time of his 1987 disappearance. Downey's left ear is pierced. His nickname is Billy. Downey is right-handed. He spoke with a deep, husky voice in 1987. His hair may be longer than in the photos shown. Some agencies spell Downey's middle name "Vern."
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A striped shirt, blue jeans, white sneakers and a gold chain.
Details of Disappearance
Downey left a note for his mother at their family's Seattle, Washington residence on May 8, 1987. The letter stated that he was spending the night at a friend's home. When Downey failed to return to his house the following day, the friend said that he never saw Downey the evening before. Another witness stated that Downey was seen entering a large white car, possibly a 1974 or 1975 Chevrolet Impala, in Seattle later in the day on May 8. He may have remained in the general area after his disappearance. He has never been heard from again.
Downey may have departed from his residence of his own accord, but the circumstances surrounding his disappearance are unclear. He was a student at Sylvester Middle School at the time that he went missing. His case remains unsolved.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
King County Sheriff's Office