Name: Wilfred King III
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: October 24, 1980
Location Last Seen: Essex, Chittenden County, Vermont
Date of Birth: Unknown
Age: 37 years old
Height: 5'3" to 5'4"
Weight: 130 lbs. to 140 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Dimples on left and right cheeks. He was recovering from an automobile accident and used crutches to get around.
Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
Clothing: Silver dollar bicentinnial belt buckle with 1776-1976 on it.
Jewelry: Inexpensive wrist watch.
Additional Personal Items: Used crutches for mobility - were recovered shortly after his disappearance.
Wilfred King III was last seen by his father at his residence in Essex. Evidence located during the investigation indicates possible foul play.
King was estranged from his wife and recovering from an automobile accident that had forced him to use crutches for two years to get around.
His bloodstained crutches were found by hunters in the woods near Colchester the day he was reported missing. Two weeks later, his burned out Blazer was found in the Oak Hill gravel pit in Williston.
Agency Name: Essex Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Detective Rick Garey
Agency Phone Number: 802-878-8331
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 80-3337
Agency Name: Vermont State Police - Williston
Agency Contact Person: Lt. Lance Burnham
Agency Phone Number: 802-878-7111
Agency E-Mail: lance.burnham(at)vermont.gov
Agency Case Number: Unknown
NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 24348
Vermont State Police
Burlington Free Press News Archive (October 30, 2005)
Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 5/8/16
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** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.