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172DMNJ - Curtis McCoy

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Name: Curtis McCoy
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: November 18, 1989
Location Last Seen: Newark, Essex County, New Jersey

Physical Description

Date of Birth: October 6, 1987
Age: 2 years old
Race: Black/African American
Gender: Male
Height: 1'8"
Weight: 25 lbs.
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Nickname/Alias: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Two marks on his bacl


Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Not Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Green jacket, Blue jeans
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Blue Yankees cap

Circumstances of Disappearance

Curtis McCoy was last seen while shopping with his father in downtown Newark, New Jersey on November 18, 1989.

Curtis Williams told Newark police back then that he reached for his son's hand as they walked down a street, but felt nothing but air.

The last time La Shawn McCoy saw her son was in October 1989 in Gifford, South Carolina where she was temporarily living with her mother. Williams, her ex-boyfriend, asked if he could drive down from New Jersey to take his son home to Union City for the holidays, and she agreed.

Curtis Williams told police his son disappeared during a shopping trip to Newark, where they were accompanied by Williams' girlfriend and their two children. After he reported Curtis missing, the child's mother returned to New Jersey.

On January 13, 2006, the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office indicted Curtis Williams on charges of murdering his son. Authorities believe the child was killed in Union City, and buried in Jersey City.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Newark Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Detective Miranda
Agency Phone Number: 973-733-6000
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 89108395

Agency Name: FBI
Agency Contact Person: Special Agent Dan Garrabrant
Agency Phone Number: (973) 792-7311
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: N/A

Agency Name: New Jersey State Police
Agency Contact Person: Sergeant Paul Valles
Agency Phone Number: (609) 273-8336
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: N/A

NCIC Case Number: M-410536309
NamUs Case Number: 6377
NCMEC Case Number: 776157

Information Source(s)

The Star-Ledger
The Jersey Journal

Admin Notes

Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 11/27/17

Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team

** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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