Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Bill Shipley from Goldby, Oklahoma was last seen on July 19, near his mobile home park where he lived.
Shipley is a busy paint contractor who often works with the Arbyís restaurant chain, many times doing jobs that take him out of state. Just before his disappearance Shipley withdrew several thousand dollars from the bank to complete a job for the fast-food chain in Arkansas.
Bill Shipley was last seen at the Sonic drive through near the River Wind Casino in Norman. A surveillance camera caught an image of Shipley with someone in the car with him. But no one knows who that person was. Shipley also made a call from his cell phone at around 5 o'clock that evening.
It took family members a month to report Shipley missing because they thought he was out-of-state working. When investigators arrived at Shipley's mobile home, they found the doors open and a shed unlocked.
Both Shipley's truck and jeep were taken. The jeep was found a couple of weeks later abandoned at a south Oklahoma City apartment complex. Billís truck, a 1988 red pickup was found at the Eastlake Village Apartments in southwest Oklahoma City. Equipment including a generator and two airless paint sprayers were missing from the pickup.
A suspect used Shipley's credit cards Aug. 12, 2011, at a gas station and steak house in Norman and at a Home Depot in Oklahoma City a day later. That man is white, about 50 years old, 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs about 250 pounds. He has short, light brown hair and a medium complexion.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
McClain County Sheriff's Office