The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is seeking new leads in a 20-year-old cold case disappearance.

Dale Williams, 42, was last seen on May 27, 1999. Investigators said he owned a body shop in Nucla, which is south of Grand Junction. On that day, he apparently received a phone call from a stranded driver in the Paradox Valley area. On his way to help the driver, he stopped at a market in nearby Naturita to have a short conversation about a job he was scheduled to start. 

That was the last time anyone saw Williams. He was reported missing the next day. 

About five weeks later, Williams’ pickup truck was found submerged at the confluence of the Dolores and San Miguel rivers. There were no signs of Williams. 

“We believe learning more information about the motorist who called Mr. Williams is a critical part of this investigation, but we are looking for any details regarding his disappearance,” investigators said in a statement. “Although two decades have passed, we continue to actively work this case and hope that someone will come forward with that key piece of information that will help determine what happened to Mr. Williams.”

Anyone with information that may help investigators is asked to call the Colorado Bureau of Investigation Grand Junction Regional Office at 970-248-7500.