Bill Keith Parker
Parker, approximately 2020
Date and time person was reported missing : 02/18/2020
Missing location (approx) :
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 56 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10 - 6'0, 150 - 170 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Unknown, but he usually wears a t-shirt and jeans.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Parker's hair was long at the time of his disappearance, and he usually wore it in a ponytail. He also had graying facial hair, including a mustache and a very light beard.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Parker's house in the 1100 block of north 37th Street in Fort Smith, Arkansas caught fire at about 3:00 a.m. February 19, 2020, and was completely destroyed. The front door of the house was locked from the inside. Parker's car was parked there, but after the fire was extinguished, firefighters could find no sign of him in the rubble. He was last seen the day before the fire.
According to his loved ones, Parker had lived in the house for about fifteen years and was a very private person who spent most of his free time at home. He normally went to work at 5:00 a.m., and he had a dog whom he took everywhere with him. The dog disappeared at the same time Parker did.
The fire marshal called the fire suspicious, as the home had no working utilities and nothing that could have accidentally ignited a fire. Parker is missing under unclear circumstances and his case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Fort Smith Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Never Forgotten | Arkansas Missing Persons Campaign
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