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Case File 158DMNC


William Ensley Hipp III
Missing since July 1, 1991 from Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: June 27, 1952
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 39 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'10; 165 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Gray hair; hazel eyes. His nickname is "Bill."
  • Marks, Scars: Hipp has a scar near his right eye.
  • Medical Conditions: Hipp is an alcoholic and also suffers from a bipolar disorder, for which he requires medication in order to regulate the condition.

Circumstances of Disappearance
Hipp was last seen in his hometown of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina on July 1, 1991. He may have been sighted near Chapel Hill, North Carolina during the summer of 1996.
Hipp is an alcoholic and also requires medication to treat manic depression. He has occasionally been in institutions. Due to these medical conditions, Hipp's memory may be faulty.
He is a portrait sculptor. In the summer of 1991, he appeared at the home of one of his patrons, showed $5,000 in cash he said he collected on a debt. The next day he headed for New York. He called his grandmother collect from a telephone booth in Manhattan. And then he vanished. He had stopped carrying identification long before.

The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children created the following age-progressions for Hipp:


If you have any information concerning Hipp's whereabouts, please contact:
North Carolina Center For Missing Persons
Charlotte - Mecklenburg Police Department

North Carolina State Bureau Of Investigation

You may remain anonymous when submitting information to any agency.

Agency Case Number: 1996-0806124301

Source Information: North Carolina State Bureau Of Investigation

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