North American Missing Persons Network
William Howard McSwain

Above Image: McSwain, circa 2001

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 25, 2001 from Greer, Greenville County, South Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: March 2, 1926
  • Age: 75
  • Height: 6'3"
  • Weight: 230 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Gray
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Glasses (wears occasionally).
    Tattoos on both forearms and upper right shoulder.
  • Medical Conditions: Emphysema that requires medication.
    Needs breathing assistance from an oxygen bottle. May be
    in the early stages of Alzheimer's Disease.
  • Clothing: Aqua blue and white striped shirt, blue "Dickey"
    work pants, white athletic shoes with black soles.
  • Jewelry: Watch.
  • AKA: "Howard"
  • NCIC Number: M-581886511
  • Case Number: GR01-019007

  • Details of Disappearance
    Howard was walking near his residence, but never returned. He was last seen in the vicinity of Highland and Mason Street in Greer, SC. Police officers, DNR agents, a cadaver dog, volunteers, tracking dogs and helicopters were used to cover hills and lakes in the search for him.

    He did not carry a lot of money or credit cards. Howard smokes unfiltered cigarettes.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Greer Police Department
    (864) 848-5354

    Source Information
    The Sun News