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William Dean Ponder
William Dean Ponder
William Dean Ponder

MISSING since August 28, 1993 from Chesnee, South Carolina

Classification:
Endangered Missing
Hair Color:
Red
Age Missing:
42
Eye Color:
Blue
Gender:
Male
Height:
5'10"
Race:
Caucasian
Weight:
190 lbs.
Date of Birth:
September 23, 1951
Alias/Nickname:
Dean

Identifying Characteristics:
He had a beard at the time of his disappearance. He wears eyeglasses.
Clothing/Jewelry:
A t-shirt, faded jeans and tennis shoes.
Circumstances of Disappearance:
Unknown. Ponder lived in the 6800 block of Parris Bridge Road in Chesnee, South Carolina. On August 28, 1993, he spent the evening with friends at J's Tavern near his home. His friends stated they dropped him off at the Martin Feed Mill at the intersection of Parris Bridge Road and Martin Camp Road. He has never been heard from again.  Ponder's father reported him as a missing person on September 2. Ponder has a criminal record which dates back to 1976 and was released from prison just two months prior to his disappearance. Foul play is suspected in his case; in 2006, a former acquaintance of Ponder's told police he had been murdered. He has been declared legally dead, but his remains have never been found.  His case remains unsolved.
Investigating Agency/Contact:

Spartanburg County Sheriff's Department: 1-864-503-4608
Or
Crime Stoppers: 1-864-587-7463

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