Name: William Carl Reed
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: August 13, 1987
Location Last Seen: Siloam Springs, Benton County, Arkansas
Date of Birth: March 21, 1955
Age: 32 years old
Height: 5'7" - 5'8"
Weight: 155 - 175 lbs.
Hair Color: Black/Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Tattoo of a cross on one of his arms
Dentals: Not Available; has a partial plate of his two upper incisors (front teeth)
Clothing: Black shirt and blue jeans; usually wore biker's boots
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
Bill Reed was last seen near Siloam Springs, Arkansas on or about August 13, 1987. Additional sources say that he has been missing since December 9, 1987, and was last seen in the Colcord and West Siloam Springs areas. He has not been seen or heard from since this time.
Reed was a local biker and known drug user thought to be working for local dealers. It is thought that he was killed over drug money. He was associated with persons involved in large-scale drug (marijuana and methamphetamine) and theft operations. His bike, a black Honda 1100, was eventually recovered. Several original suspects are now deceased, in prison, or on the run. In the past, Reed used three different dates of birth: March 12, 1955; March 31, 1955; and March 21, 1956. Mr. Reed's case was reopened at the request of his brother in 2007.
Agency Name: Benton County Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: Investigator Audrey Thompson
Agency Phone Number: (479)273-5532
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 1987-02207
NCIC Case Number: M-494505374
NamUs Case Number: 10488
Joplin Globe (3/24/07)
Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 11/1/07
Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team
** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.