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Air Force officer who vanished in 1983 found using fake ID

11 monthes ago   |   By Boston Herald

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - An Air Force officer with top security clearance who disappeared in New Mexico 35 years ago has been found in California after using a false name for decades, authorities said. William Howard Hughes Jr. was apprehended at his home after a fraud investigation, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations said in a statement. He told authorities after his capture Wednesday that he was depressed about being in the Air Force and decided to leave, saying he created a fake identity and lived in California since he vanished in 1983.
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Missing Air Force officer found 35 years later

11 monthes ago   |   By ABC

A high-ranking Kirtland Air Force Base officer with top security clearance who disappeared 35 years ago has been found in California.
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After 35 Years, Air Force Deserter Found Living In California Under False Name

After 35 Years, Air Force Deserter Found Living In California Under False Name

11 monthes ago   |   By NPR

Capt. William Howard Hughes Jr. had top-secret clearance and disappeared in 1983. His family was baffled, and some people speculated he'd defected to the Soviet Union.
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Air Force officer missing for 35 years found living in California under false identity

11 monthes ago   |   By WGN TV

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A U.S. Air Force officer with top-secret clearance who went missing in 1983 has been living under an assumed name in California, according to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.
Capt. William Howard Hughes Jr. disappeared in July of 1983 after returning from duty in Europe. He was last seen in New Mexico withdrawing $28,500 from his bank account at 19 different branch locations, the Air Force said in a statement.
Interviews with Hughes' friends and associates and inquirieswithlaw enforcement agencies in the US and abroad failed to locate him, the statement said, and...
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