August 15 will mark 45 years since disappearance of Murphy Williams

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DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – August 15 will mark 45 years since Murphy Williams disappeared.

On August 15, 1974, Dawson Creek RCMP received a report of a missing male from a family member in Fort St. John.

Police say Williams was last seen at approximately 3:00 a.m. at a farm residence near Mile 30 on the Alaska Highway where he had been working for the previous two days.

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According to RCMP, it was reported that Williams was acting strangely throughout the night and when the farmer woke up around 7:30 a.m., Williams was not located in the residence and a thorough search of the property and surrounding area was also negative for him.

Williams was described as:

  • Aboriginal
  • 35 years old at the time he went missing
  • Approximately weighing 170 lbs
  • Approximately 5’8 tall

This investigation remains active and ongoing.

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Anyone with information is being asked to call the Dawson Creek RCMP at 250-784-3700 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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