MP of the week: Gary Williams

This week’s featured MP is Gary Curtiss Williams, who was 26 years old when he disappeared from Ennis, Texas, a small town south of Dallas, on May 13, 1989.

His case is one of those very few that has never been updated in the Charley Project’s twelve years on the web. I don’t know anything about his disappearance really, other than that foul play is suspected. The Doe Network says, “His family and friends informed investigators that Williams’ lifestyle may have played a role in his disappearance.” Does that mean to imply criminal activity?

I can’t find any mention of Gary in news archives. The media often did not and does not choose to cover missing black men. Having a name like “Gary Williams” doesn’t help my research either.

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6 thoughts on “MP of the week: Gary Williams

  1. Ilya November 29, 2016 / 8:11 pm

    Perhaps if he was white his case would’ve been more well known

    *sigh*

    • Meaghan November 29, 2016 / 9:22 pm

      Or perhaps not. Missing men in general get shafted in terms of media coverage and always have.

      • Kat November 29, 2016 / 10:59 pm

        Don’t bait. There are a lot of reasons he may not have been covered, not the least of which is that back for decades there was zero coverage unless it turned in to a news darling. Black, white, whatever. I’d say it has more to do with bad LE policies and rules than the MPs themselves.

  2. Lauren November 29, 2016 / 9:35 pm

    Could’ve been into criminal activity, the tear drop by the eye is a popular ink among those who have served time.

  3. Doris November 29, 2016 / 11:47 pm

    This is only about 30 miles from where I live…it’s too bad the family can’t have closure. He’s got to be someone’s son.

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