The FBI is turning new attention to a missing persons case from the 1970's and they are asking for your help with any information.

Two teenage boys disappeared from the New Lisbon Developmental Center, on the edge of the pine barons of Burlington County more than 42 years ago.

The FBI Newark Field Office announced Wednesday that the boys, David Williams and Steven Anderson who vanished in 1975, have been added to the FBI’s website in the Kidnapping/Missing Persons section.

On April 7, 1975, David Williams, who was 12 years old, and Steven Anderson, who was 17 years old, were reported missing by staff from the New Lisbon State School, now called the New Lisbon Developmental Center.  Williams and Anderson were roommates at the state facility.

Both Williams and Anderson had developmental disabilities and were unable to care for themselves without supervision. Williams was an epileptic, who wore a protective helmet and needed to take daily anti-seizure medication. Anderson was in good physical condition, but had trouble communicating.



Williams was from Newark, NJ and would be 55 years old today. He is a black male, and at the time of his disappearance had dark hair, brown eyes, was 5-feet tall, and weighed approximately 113 pounds. Williams was last seen wearing a blue jacket and striped pants.

Anderson was from Westville, Gloucester County and would be 60 years old today.  He is a white male, and at the time of his disappearance had brown hair, blue eyes, was 5-feet-8-inches tall, and weighed approximately 141 pounds.  Anderson was last seen wearing a blue hooded jacket and blue pants.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Atlantic City Resident Agency of the Newark Office of the FBI at 609-677-6400 or their nearest FBI Office.  Tips can also be submitted online at  Additional information concerning the disappearance of Williams and Anderson, including their missing persons posters, can be found by visiting the FBI’s website at

Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation