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Case File 3383DMTX


William Clark Crumpacker
Missing since April 3, 1998 from Lake Travis, Travis County, Texas
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Crumpacker, marketing manager at Dell Computer Corporation disappeared March 17, 1998, from a boat on Lake Travis, leaving his two sons on the boat. He was a graduate of Texas A&M University and moved to Austin a few years prior after working for Compaq Computers in Houston
At the time of his disappearance, he was spending the night on his boat with his children. The boat a 26-foot cabin cruiser was anchored in Little Devils Cove in Lake Travis, anchored near shore in about 35 feet of water. Deputies said both batteries on the boat were dead.

Crumpacker, an experienced boater and swimmer, had just retrieved the boat from a repair shop. Crumpacker called his wife at 22.00 and told her that he and the boys were getting ready to go to bed. About midnight, Crumpacker told his sons he was going swimming because he had gotten dirty and wanted to clean off.
A blue bath towel half-wrapped around a bush near the edge of the bank indicated that Crumpacker climbed up on the shore at some point. The water in the cove this time of year was 55 degrees.
When the boys awoke in the morning, their father was gone. He is presumed to have drowned, but his body has not been found. It is believed that he went for a late night swim alone and never returned.

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Texas Department of Public Safety

NCIC Number: M-930906983
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
Texas Department of Public Safety
Houston Chronicle 3/19/98

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