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3576DMMA - Charles Hector McArthur


Name: Charles Hector McArthur
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: September 14, 1982
Location Last Seen: Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts

Physical Description

Date of Birth: April 20, 1943
Age: 39 years old
Race: White
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 235 - 250 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Green
Nickname/Alias: Bill
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Bill had a tattoo on his bottom left arm of an Eagle in color, He also had a tattoo on his upper arm, ribbon effect with his name Bill in ballpoint pen (like kids used to do in the fifties), Had recently suffered a mild heart attack, had surgery for a mastoidectomy, possibly right ear, Full upper denture, partial lower denture and some natural teeth, slight possibility he had full lower dentures, Full beard, Very deep dimples, and a Dimple on his chin


Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Khaki or black "Dockers", light colored short sleeve shirt
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: dark tie-up style shoes

Circumstances of Disappearance

In the months before his disappearance, McArthur had seemed troubled. At the time he was married and had two children. He worked as a supervisor at the Harrington & Richardson firearms company in Gardner

Years of investigation has revealed that McArthur was holding some drugs for someone, which he gave to a friend, who never gave them back. As the person wanted those drugs, McArthur was getting nervous because he didnít have them. The day of his disappearance, McArthur's daughter answered a phone call from someone, whose name she has since forgotten. She took a message. When her father got home, she told him the caller said to go to the Italian Kitchen on Shrewsbury Street. He went, as directed, and never came back.

The police learned that three men had escorted McArthur out of the restaurant. Two weeks later, his Thunderbird was found on the outskirts of Bostonís Combat Zone with two weeks worth of parking tickets at the windshield. His leather jacket and cigarettes were inside.

The prime suspect in the disappearance is still alive, but others who were likely involved have died. Evidence indicated that McArthur was shot and his body was most likely dumped in water. Police searched lakes and ponds in the area after the disappearance. McArthur has been declared legally dead.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Worcester police
Agency Contact Person: Detective Daniel Sullivan
Agency Phone Number: 508-799-8651
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 1982-16893

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 7854

Information Source(s)

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Admin Notes

Added: 1/3/07; Last Updated: 11/21/17

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

** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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