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5012DMNJ - William Howard Gerald, Jr.


Name: William Howard Gerald, Jr.
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: July 8, 1978
Location Last Seen: Mayville, Atlantic County, New Jersey

Physical Description

Date of Birth: June 28, 1950
Age: 28 years old
Race: White
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 200 lbs.
Hair Color: Black; short length
Eye Color: Hazel/brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown


Dentals: Available
Fingerprints: Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Blue jeans, dark blue shirt, western style boots.
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Wire rimmed glasses.

Circumstances of Disappearance

William Gerald departed his residence on July 8, 1978 with his dog. He was driving his 1973, 2-door, Chevy, Nova, bearing New Jersey registration WYA-816, VIN # C 1Y27F3W139226. The vehicle has a dark blue body with a white top. All credit card activity stopped on that day and neither he nor his vehicle have ever been located.

William was reported to have suicidal thoughts.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Cape May County Prosecutors Office
Agency Contact Person: Detective Marshall Cradock
Agency Phone Number: 609-465-1135 Ext. 3350
Agency E-Mail: [email protected]
Agency Case Number: 2016-216 (CMCPO); 1978-847 (Middle Twp. PD)

NCIC Case Number: M953372696
NamUs Case Number: 34437

Information Source(s)

Law Enforcement

Admin Notes

Added: 10/5/2016; Last Updated: 10/5/2016

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

** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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