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Name: Yolanda Maria Williams
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: July 20, 1977
Location Last Seen: Compton, Los Angeles County, California
Date of Birth: September 5, 1969
Age: 7 years old
Race: Black/African American
Weight: 55 lbs.
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
Fingerprints: Not Available
Clothing: Blue Jumpsuit
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
Yolanda Williams was last seen on July 20, 1977 in Compton, CA, with her siblings Ivy Matory, Violet Matory , and her friend Sir-Kristopher Clayton Marshall . The house burned down during the night and the children's mother, Earlene Williams, was found deceased inside the home the following morning. There was no sign of Williams or the other children.
The next day, Yolanda Williams' father, James Williams and the children were seen at a Denny's restaurant in Grapevine at approximately 05:30 AM. James Williams was picked up by friends in Riverside later that day, but did not have the children with him. He was tried for murder of his wife, but refused to reveal the whereabouts of the children. James Williams is now deceased.
Agency Name: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
Agency Contact Person: Detective Tamar Abraham
Agency Phone Number: (323) 890-5500
Agency E-Mail: [email protected]
Agency Case Number: 077-20224-2010-999
NCIC Case Number: M332924847
NCMEC Case Number: 976797
NamUs Case Number: 6807
Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 2/8/18
Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team
** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.