Craig Lee White
Missing since February 23, 1990 from Whitesboro, Middle Township, Cape May County, New Jersey
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Craig White was seen leaving his home in the 400 block of Washington Avenue in Whitesboro about 18.00, with a relative in a pickup truck.
The two men were reportedly headed to the woods to cut some poles.
White told relatives he would be "right back," left a music box playing and the door to his room unlocked. He left money and other personal items there.
The relative said he saw White get into a dark vehicle with two women on West Main Street in Whitesboro on February 24.
White and the cousin with whom he was last seen were having problems because White was allegedly seeing the cousin's girlfriend.
White was to baby sit his son, who was 2 at the time. When the child’s mother went to the White’s home to drop off the child, she found Craig missing.
His mother didn't report Craig missing until a week later, hoping his disappearance was the case of a young man running off for a while.
Authorities at first believed he may have fled the area after his arrest on a minor narcotics charge following a sweep of housing projects in Cape May County. However, he has been known to show up for his court appearances - up until his disappearance.
In the following weeks, police and civilians spent hours combing the woods of Whitesboro looking for him.
Craig attended Middle Township High School, but dropped out in the 10th grade. He later worked with C&C Sanitation and at an Erma bus garage. He was unemployed at the time of his disappearance.
Foul play is suspected.
An indictment was handed up on April 17, 2007 against White's cousin, for the murder of Craig White in 1990. The indictment alleges the cousin purposely or knowingly caused the death of Craig White in February 1990. He is awaiting trial. White has never been located.
Investigators Cape May County Prosecutor's Office
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Major Crime Unit
Middle Township Police
Cape May County Prosecutor's Office
The Press of Atlantic City
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