William Richard Ostertag

William Richard Ostertag

Missing since: December 6th, 1990
Year of birth: 1945
Age at disappearance: 45
Gender: Male
Bio group: Caucasian
Eye colour: Green
Hair: Short grey comb over, with sideburns
Facial hair: Moustache / partial beard
Teeth: Visible decay
Height: 173 cm / 5 ft 8 in
Weight: 66 kg / 146 lb
Build: medium
Other information: Known to routinely wear white cook's pants and regularly hitchhiked

William failed to show up to a staff Christmas party

William Ostertag was an employee of a fast food restaurant on Maplewood Avenue in North Bay at the time of his disappearance.

He had not shown up for his shift on December 17th, 1990, and when he also failed to attend a work Christmas party on December 21st, 1990, his employer contacted police to report him missing. His boss was concerned because this was highly unusual behaviour for William.

William spent most of his life living in Quebec and had only been in North Bay for a short period prior to his disappearance.

Police interviews with persons who knew him reveal that he had mentioned he was going to be out of town from the 18 th to the 20th of December 1990, but where he was planning to go is not known. William's family members were interviewed in hopes that he had gone to visit them, however, he had not done so.

William routinely wore white cook's pants and had a partial beard. He was also known to hitchhike on a regular basis.

Despite several attempts to locate him, William Ostertag remains missing.

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