WHITLEY COUNTY — It’s been almost a month since anyone has seen or heard from William “Will” Hill, and while his friends and family fear the worst, they simply just want to know he’s okay.
“There was not a day that we did not talk to him,” said Erica Monhollen who shares three children with Hill. “We talked with him numerous times a day.”
However, the last time Monhollen saw and spoke to Hill was Friday, January 10, when friends returned Hill back to Whitley County from Tennessee where he had been staying.
Hill, 33, is from Williamsburg, approximately 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs around 200 pounds.
Monhollen said she was on the phone with Hill on January 10 and his phone went dead. That was the last time she spoke to him.
And Monhollen admits that sometimes Hill will go astray from time to time but he always keeps in contact with his three children. So as a month without contact or conversation with them approaches, a sense of urgency is beginning to set in.
As far as enemies, Monhollen can’t think of any.
Monhollen said in the beginning authorities may not have been taken things as serious, but believes everyone is doing the best they can at this point.
Hill’s grandmother, Juanita Hill, said she’s puzzled, adding that this lengthy of a disappearance just isn’t like him.
In an effort to find Hill, dozens of missing person flyers have been handed out and Monhollen has subpoenaed his bank statements. So far these efforts haven’t produced many results.
As for search efforts, Monhollen suggested searching the Wofford and Canadatown areas of Whitley County.
Whitley County Sheriff Todd Shelley said his department has been searching abandoned houses and areas along train tracks in the Wofford area where some of Hill’s family lives.
One of hill’s aunts, Monica Hill, said she saw him a few months back at Walmart and the two spoke for a moment. She said he looked like he was doing good, like he was happy.
The Hill family said they just want to know their loved one is okay and they are asking for anyone who has seen Hill since January 10th to let them know he’s ok. Shelley said anyone with any information regarding Hill can call dispatch any time day or night at 606-549-6017.