The Doe Network:
Case File 878DFCA


Right Age progression 42 years

Yolanda Marie (Maria) Williams
Missing since July 20, 1977 from Compton, Los Angeles County, California.
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Williams was last seen on July 20, 1977 in Compton, CA, with her siblings Ivy Matory, Violet Matory, and her friend Sir Kristopher 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, 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.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department

Agency Case Number: 772022420

NCMEC #: NCMC976797

NCIC Number: M332924847
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
California Department of Justice
For the Lost
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

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