Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Nathaniel, also known as Nate, was last seen leaving his residence at the University of Minnesota Morris, UMM, in the 400 block of E. 10th Street in Morris, MN.
He told a roommate he was going on a fishing and hunting trip in northern Minnesota and would return by October 10, 2004. Williams was skilled and confident in his outdoor skills and making solo-trips was not unusual for him. He was reported as missing nine days later. Credit cards and receipts indicated Williams had made purchases in the Brainerd and Grand Rapids area.
His vehicle was later found on a back road near Kawishiwi Lake near the Boundary Waters Canoe area in Lake County, MN. The pickup was low on gas. Searches turned up nothing. No clothing, no fishing gear, no hunting gear.
Morris Police, the Stevens County Sheriff and UMM Police worked with law enforcement in the Lake County area. Tips were followed, theories were tested, searches were conducted but there is no clear conclusion as to what happened to Williams.
Williams grew up around the globe. His parents, David and Sandra, were scientists and their work took them to South America and other countries before they returned to the U.S.
The case remains open but not actively investigated.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Morris Police Department