William "Billy" Francis DiSilvestro IV. The name sounds like that of an exotic movie star playing a glamorous mafia role. Who knows, perhaps William "Billy" Francis DiSilvestro IV could have been a movie star, if he wasn't currently considered a missing man. A missing man that nobody is willing to just "give up" on finding. Truth is, this missing man from Hamilton, Ohio is nothing but a loving, big hearted "softy". His mother, brother and grandmother want to know where he is, and so do many other people who were wrenched by his disappearance on February 7, 2011. No one just disappears into thin air, do they? Usually when something "happens" to someone, there is always "someone" that KNOWS something, no matter what that "something" is, or at least that's what I used to think. Watching this case on various media outlets over the years I find myself wondering, will anyone EVER step up and share that "something" they may know? It may be the only way to bring missing DiSilvestro back home.
WCPO reported that DiSilvestro, who also went by the nickname "Billy D.", was last seen at a friend's house in the 200 block of Ross Avenue in Hamilton, Ohio. He suffers from seizures and didn't have his medication when he was dropped off at a friend's house to watch the Superbowl game, then left the friend's house without his cell phone. In a photo posted by his mother, it explains that Billy was a "someone". He was and still is someone's son, brother, uncle, grandson, great-grandson, cousin, and friend.
I became Facebook friends with Billy's mother Debbie Winkler Estes, my heart immediately breaking as countless posts and pleas for any information regarding her son's disappearance filling the news feed. Her posts and pleas for tips continue today, asking, begging for anything that will help bring her missing son home. Estes has created Facebook pages for her beloved son, such as William DiSilvestro IV, Bring Billy Home, Prayer Chain To Bring Billy DiSilvestro Home, and Peace Sign For Billy D., in hopes that someone will see him and recognize him. Debbie Estes has never stopped searching for her missing son. She's held raffle's, bake sales, and donations to help fund her search, coming in from different sources, such as Riding To Bring Billy DiSilvestro Home. She and helpers have set up tents at local events and fairs, and continues to pass out flyers of her missing Billy.
Estes has posted his information on every media outlet that will "let" her, even renting benches from Bench Billboard with Billy's photo on them. WLWT reported Estes rented a billboard that flashed Billy's face on State Route 129, a connector leading out of Hamilton, Ohio onto I-75. She's interviewed on blogtalkradio and made her own video's, posting them on ivsee and YouTube, pleading for anyone to help her. Estes made a wordpress for Billy, and posts on her twitter and twtrland feed of him. Huff Post Crime reported on details of the case, posting a slideshow of Billy DiSilvestro's tattoo's. A big fan of Insane Clown Posse, Billy's information was posted on Faygoluvers, where other "juggalo" fans of the hip-hop group meet. Debbie's Pinterest boards are riddled with positive sayings and photos to keep her encouraged in the search. She spreads awareness on google+ about her son. Texas Equusearch even conducted two ground searches for missing William "Billy" DiSilvestro IV. EmpathyInsights for the missing even posted Billy's reading.
As a mother of two teens, I can say it's truly a nightmare to even think about what Billy's family has been going through these past two years. How many sleepless nights and worried days have they endured? How can someone enjoy a meal, not knowing if their missing son has eaten one lately, or at all? I hate to ask it, but is William "Billy" Francis DiSilvestro IV still alive? Has Billy fallen prey to foul play somewhere between enjoying the Superbowl and to trying to make it back to his grandmother's house? If he is deceased, where are his remains? Someone has to know. Someone HAS the answers SO desperately needed in this case, but why won't they speak? It's very frustrating to an outsider, so I can just imagine how the family is feeling. If Billy were a young, blonde-haired, blue-eyed girl would his case receive more attention? The lack of coverage by media, is it because Debbie Estes does not hail from a wealthy surname? Who knows. Bottom line is, he is gone and needs to be found.
If you have the time or would like to donate any resources used to aid in Billy's recovery, please contact Debbie Winkler Estes, the help would be greatly appreciated. If you can't physically assist, drop her a note of encouragement to let her know that you care about her broken heart, share a bit of compassion perhaps. Stop by the Information, Resource Page for Billy DiSilvestro Only, to drop a tip or positive thought to the family. Estes wears shirts with her son's face on it wherever she goes, but despite her efforts, her son is still missing and could be anywhere, as indicated on JusticeQuest. Websleuths also has a thread about Billy with concerned folks giving thoughts on the case. I've often heard of the word "hope" in missing person cases. Debbie has never given up hope of finding her Billy, and I certainly "hope" this article will be shared to help her in that quest. Photos of Billy showing his tattoos can be seen on his NamUS page or the Charley Project.
ANY information, no matter how insignificant it may seem in Billy's disappearance, can be given by calling 513-785-1240 or 513-785-1300.
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