What Ever Happened To These People Who Went Missing From The Bangor Area?
Through the years, there have been a number of people who have gone missing from the Bangor area. These cases have never been resolved; for the families of these individuals, there has yet to be any closure.
As the years pass by there's always that chance, however slim, that some small detail somewhere might lead authorities closer to finding out what happened to each of them.
The City of Bangor has a page on its website dedicated to these Missing People of Bangor. Each entry features a picture and a small description.
This is Sharon Smith. According to the Missing Person's page:
"Ms. Smith was reported missing September 4, 1980. Sharon was an employee at the Paramount Lounge on Harlow Street in Bangor at the time of her disappearance. She was last seen leaving the Paramount Lounge on foot late one night around August 25, 1980. At the time of her disappearance, Ms. Smith was 5’2”, 108 lbs., and had blonde hair and blue eyes. "
This woman has been missing for 42 years!
And she's not alone.
Roderick Hotham went missing on September 16th, 1992. The last place he was seen was at the Stucco Lodge in Veazie.
Richard Morse disappeared from the Spectrum Night Club downtown in December of 1998.
And William "Billy" Hilderbrand was last seen on the Penobscot Bridge in November of 2010.
Unfortunately, all of the folks on the page have been reported to Bangor PD through the years.
Folks with the City invite anyone with information as to where these folks may have gone, to share what they know with the authorities, in order to help close these cases.
"Investigators from the Criminal Investigation Division are seeking any information you think could be helpful. If you have seen one of the persons pictured below, or have knowledge pertaining to their whereabouts, you are encouraged to please call the Bangor Police Department at (207) 947-7382. You may provide information and remain anonymous by dialing (207) 947-7382, extension 6."
Here's hoping these families are able to finally know what happened to their loved ones at some point in the future.