Select It Sunday: William Fite

This case was selected by, um, me, because I haven’t asked you guys for selections lately and couldn’t find anybody to do. Further selections by readers would be welcome. Comment or email me with names. Anyway, William Neal Fite. Age 38, he disappeared from Hernando, Florida on August 4, 2000.

I don’t have a whole lot on him. The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office has more, but something odd: I was sure that (A) I’d seen that photo before and (B) it wasn’t William Fite. I did a bit of looking (via reverse image search) and discovered that the photo was of a man identified on both Charley and the Doe Network as Daniel Sites, also missing from Citrus County. Yet the information accompanying the photo on the CCSO website was clearly about William, not Daniel. Someone needs to tell them they posted the wrong image. I suppose I’ll give them a call tomorrow or something.

[EDIT: Wait, I just realized that link wasn’t to the CCSO site at all, but to another site that copied off the real CCSO site. Ah well.]

17 thoughts on “Select It Sunday: William Fite

    • Meaghan May 17, 2015 / 1:42 pm

      Maybe I should do a Make-a-List Monday for MWAB cases with multiple mistrials.

      • Kat May 17, 2015 / 7:23 pm

        Good gravy, I REALLY hope the list isn’t that long. I get so frustrated. Though I can somewhat see what is going on with this one.

      • David Knapp August 15, 2017 / 1:00 am

        Megan i am a good friend of bills from palm harbor and good friends with spike has bill been missing since aug of 2000 i read someone saw him 2 yrs ago is that true or did i get that wrong

  1. Mario Lanza May 17, 2015 / 5:34 pm

    How about Patrick Shawn Betz from Upland, CA?

  2. M86 May 18, 2015 / 3:14 am

    Branson Perry missing from Skidmore, Missouri

    Meaghan, I can’t remember if you’ve featured him… But that website is extensive… and his mother passed away a while back.

  3. Janet May 18, 2015 / 9:37 am

    I don’t think William Neal Fite is still missing. I couldn’t find him on any other websites besides yours. I searched his name and believe this is him based on his name, age and previous location.William Neal Fite

    William Neal Fite
    Clearwater, FL
    Age: 53 See Complete Profile for William Neal Fite
    2 Addresses In Clearwater
    1 Address In Hernando
    1 Address In Largo
    1 Address In Beverly Hills
    1 Address In Camano Island
    See Complete Address History & Phone Numbers for William Neal Fite
    Richard Fite

    Mary Rinard

    Megan Fite

    Patrick Rinard

    John Fite

  4. Janet May 18, 2015 / 1:18 pm

    That link says error. I already sent the info to FDLE. I spoke with William Fite’s mother in WA this morning and she said she seen him 2 yrs ago, but would like to know where he is now. I also came up with an address and phone number for him that I gave to her. She was very grateful.

    • Meaghan May 18, 2015 / 1:39 pm

      Okay, sweet, good job! I will keep checking and see if FDLE removes him soon.

  5. Ted May 19, 2015 / 10:18 pm

    Melissa, I’m a lurker usually, but may I nominate Hattie Gertrude Brown from Virginia? This is one of those cases where many people seem to know what happened to this individual–they just won’t talk. It’s a sad one that sticks in my mind.

    • Ted May 19, 2015 / 10:20 pm

      (Whoops, and you can see what happens when I try to type on a computer and talk on the phone at the same time: YOU are not Melissa! Sorry, Meagan.)

  6. Julie May 19, 2015 / 10:29 pm

    I’ve suggested Mark Anthony Degner and Bryan Andrew Hayes a couple times. Missing from FL since Feb. 10, 2005 . Their case fascinates me, because how could a 12 and 13 yr old run away from school together and neither of them reappear for this long? Or neither of their bodies ever turn up? I suppose they could’ve made it on their own for a little while, but there’s been absolutely no trace of them in a decade, as far as I know.

  7. Julie May 19, 2015 / 10:43 pm

    Bryce Laspisa is another interesting one.

  8. Becki May 20, 2015 / 5:40 pm

    Iva Foss missing from Rumney, NH since the 60’s. She is my fiancee’s great grandmother.

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