NC Wanted: Search continues for missing cab driver
Posted August 22, 2015 10:17 p.m. EDT
Updated August 22, 2015 11:42 p.m. EDT
William Simon—a cab driver—vanished without a trace in 2008. When his office failed to receive a call for an extended period of time, they knew something was wrong.
“Once they get out of town—out of the Fayetteville area—they are required to call in and either let another driver know, or if they know I am up and around, to give me a call,” said Larry Morrisey, owner of LM Taxi Cab Services.
On March 21, 2008, Morrisey received an alarming phone call around 7 p.m.
Morrisey said he was told one of his cabs was abandoned in a wooded area behind a building.
When investigators arrived on the scene, they found Simon’s cab abandoned and stuck in the mud. However, they did find his bible open in the front seat of the vehicle.
Investigators believe two local men killed Simon, dumped his body and then tried to hide the cab in a field located in Spring Lake.
But, without a body, police are left to wonder what happened to the dedicated worker and family man.
“He enjoyed his church … his grandkids,” Morrisey said. “There’s no way I would think that he would just disappear. Something transpired.
If you have any information about William Simon, call our toll free hotline at 1-866-43-wanted, or go to wral.com and search report a tip.