Homicide Victim: Williams, Bessie P.

Basic Information

Race: Black Sex: Female DOB: March 10, 1964 Age: 19 yrs old Height: 5' 1" Weight: 110 pounds Eyes: Brown Alias: Bessie Pearl Cosby

Additional Information

Last Seen

Date: 11/04/1983, 1:15 p.m. Location: Quality Inn Lodge and Convention Center, Endwell, NY

On 11/04/83, Bessie P. Williams, aka Bessie Pearl Cosby, was reported missing to the Johnson City Police Department. Bessie was last seen at about 1:15 PM on 11/04/83, picking up her paycheck at the Quality Inn Lodge and Convention Center in Endwell, NY. On 4/11/85, Bessie Williams' skeletal remains were recovered in a remote wooded area, located off of King Street in the Town of Barker, Broome County, NY. Since the discovery of Bessie's remains, police have been attempting to identify a suspect whose vehicle was towed by citizens in the fall of 1983, from a field bordering the wooded area where Bessie Williams remains were recovered. The suspect was described in 1985 as an intoxicated white male, 25 - 30 years old, 5' 07 ? 5'10" tall, medium build with a noticeable "pot belly", wearing work boots, jeans and a blue wind breaker.He was operating a late 1970's white hatchback, possibly a Ford, with reddish brown interior, stick shift and bearing NY registration plates.

If you have any information, please call:

Troop C, Major Crimes Unit Box 300, Sidney, New York Phone: (607) 561-7400

or e-mail the information to: [email protected]

Web page posted March 19, 2007.