North American Missing Persons Network
Wilburn Leeroy Thompson

Above Images: Thompson, circa 2001

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 21, 2001 from Solano County, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: March 24, 1946
  • Age: 54
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Weight: 200 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Graying brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Wilburn may have a full beard.
    He wears eyeglasses
  • Case Number: 00-1651

  • Details of Disappearance
    Wilburn and his wife, Barbara Thompson, were boating in Suisan Bay in Solano County, California on March 21, 2001. Their craft caught on fire and capsized near Ryer Island during the day. Wilburn and Barbara jumped into the water to escape the flames, as did a teenage boy from Oklahoma who was accompanying them. Authorities presume that the couple drowned shortly after entering the water.
    Barbara's remains were located in 2002. Some agencies may classify Thompson as lost/missing person. He resided in Turlock, California in 2001.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Solano County Sheriff's Department

    Source Information
    California Department of Justice
    The Modesto Bee
    The Contra Costa Times
    San Francisco Chronicle
    Independent Voice