About a year and a half ago, on March 7, 2013, a 22-year-old man named William Gu, a student at CUNY and a resident of Brooklyn, was expected to meet a friend at Rutgers University in New Jersey, or possibly Staten Island in New York. Wherever it was supposed to be, never made it to this meeting. Whatever happened to William is completely unknown, as are the exact boundaries of the geographical area from which he vanished. He frequently drove between his apartment in Brooklyn and the residence of his girlfriend in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. From the reports I was able to find on this case, it’s unclear where he was last seen.
What is known is that at 7:30 PM on the same day Gu’s car, a silver 1998 Lexus, was found crashed into the sign in front of the Somerset Diner in Somerset, NJ, not far from Rutgers. There was no sign of William himself, but his keys and cell phone were still inside the car. Whether he was driving it at the time of the crash is unknown, as is almost everything else. William Gu had been in a car accident in 2009 and suffered a head injury, causing conditions for which he needed medication.
This is one of those missing persons cases for which there is just so little to go on. No one has seen William Gu since March 7, but no body has turned up and there do not appear to be any obvious suspects who might have had reason to harm him. He’s just a young man to whom something–we know not what–happened one winter day, and that’s all we know.
The Perth Amboy Police Department (732-442-4400) or NYPD (718-946-3311) are eager to hear any leads on the case. Here is William Gu’s case file on Charley Project; here is the Facebook page established by family and friends to publicize it. Hopefully he will be found, or some clue will come to light to explain what happened.