Billie Bob Black
Billie, approximately 2009
Date reported missing : 09/11/2009
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 74 years old
Height / Weight : 6'0, 190 pounds
Medical conditions : Billie has severe diabetes and is insulin-dependent. He left his insulin behind. He has impaired eyesight and difficulty walking as a result of his condition.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Gray hair, brown eyes. Billie goes by his middle name, Bob.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Billie and his wife, Mary, disappeared from Atchison, Kansas at 8:15 a.m. on September 11, 2009. They left their home in the 2400 block of Pacific Street in their light blue four-door 1990 Honda Civic with the Kansas license plate number AWX 605 and never returned. Their vehicle has never been located. It has paint Missing location (approx) : the hood, and its exhaust system is loud and dangles from the undercarriAge at the time of disappearance: .
After their disappearances, the lights were found turned on in the Blacks' home. Billie and Mary's driver's licenses were there, as well as a checkbook and some cash, and Billie's insulin was in the refrigerator.
Billie and Mary grew up together in Orrick, Missouri and graduated high school there. Billie went to engineering school, joined the Air Force, and eventually became a plant manAge at the time of disappearance: r at an Atchison aluminum factory; Mary attended the University of Central Missouri and later taught school. They had one son together. By the time of their disappearances, both Billie and Mary had severe health problems. Billie was stressed from having to care for Mary, and told their son it would be better for him if his parents weren't around.
Authorities and members of the Blacks' families believe they're no longer alive. One theory is that they drove, accidentally or intentionally, into the Missouri River. Little evidence is available in their cases, however, and their disappearances remain unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Atchison County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
The Lawrence Journal-World
The Topeka Capital-Journal
October 12, 2004. October 9, 2010; .
Interactive Missing Person Search Map