This week’s featured missing person is a slender, handsome-looking black kid with delicate features named Asante Anton Willoughby, who disappeared from Chicago, Illinois on June 21, 1996, at the age of sixteen. The NCMEC doesn’t list him as a runaway; he’s classified as endangered missing. They have nothing else to say about him and I can find nothing about him anywhere else. Missing black teenage boys were not and are not considered good copy by the media; there may be nothing to find.
His case makes me think of Brian Kelvin Andrewin, another black boy the same age and size who disappeared from Chicago a year earlier. He is also classified as endangered missing with the NCMEC, though they used to list him as a runaway. Not saying they’re connected; I don’t have enough info to tell. In fact, I don’t have enough info to even speculate as to what happened to either of these young men.
If he’s still alive, Asante would now be 34. He’s been missing now for nearly as long as he had lived prior to his disappearance. What happened to him? I would love it if anyone who knew Asante (or Brian for that matter) could post in the comments section with their thoughts. Even if they know nothing about his disappearance, they could give a sense of the sort of person he was before he vanished.