William Ebenezer Jones III
William Jones was 3 years old when he was last seen on December 17, 1962 in his backyard on Taylor Avenue in Vineland, New Jersey at about 1:00 p.m. He was playing with his two year old sister and the family dog while his mother watched through the window from inside. William’s mother went into a bedroom to check on her other son, and when she came out, her daughter was standing in the doorway, holding a plastic poinsettia flower. She stated William had given it to her and that a man had taken William.
Family and friends launched an immediate search of the neighborhood, but found no sign of the child and called the police after an hour of searching. William has never been heard from again. At the time of his disappearance, he was carrying a dime his mother had given him.
William did not have very good verbal skills in 1962. He loved dogs and had been given a puppy shortly before he vanished. He is a white male with brown hair and blue eyes, that was only 3 feet tall and 30 lbs at the time of his disappearance. He has a Giraffe-shaped vaccination scar on his left arm. He was last seen wearing a blue snowsuit with large silver buttons with a matching hat and tan high-top tennis shoes with yellow laces. He goes by the nickname “Billy.” His date of birth is listed as Match 5, 1959.
Both of Williams parents are now deceased, but his younger sister is still alive and hopes he may be found one day.
If you have any information, please contact Vineland Police Department at 856-696-1212
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