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Latest Missing Person Photos for Missing Everett Arthur Thompson Sr.



Everett Sr., circa 1996

Missing Since 07/05/1996

Missing From Chicago, Illinois

Classification Endangered Missing

Sex Male

Race Black

Date of Birth Used 03/12/1956 (65)

Age 40 years old

Height and Weight 6'0, 250 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Everett may have a mustache.


The Thompson family was unhappy about White's presence in the home, and Everett's side of the family referred to him as a "freeloading houseguest." On July 3, about four months after White moved in, Lydia called 911 to report that he had threatened to kill her with an ax. Police responded to the scene, but the dispute had died down by the time they arrived, and they left without making any arrests.



Twelve days later, on July 17, Everett's parents asked the police to check on the family, as no one could get in touch with them. The police went to the Thompson home and found only White, who said his sister and her family were fine and had taken an impromptu vacation to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where Everett was born and where his parents lived. The police could find no evidence of foul play and the Thompsons' van was missing, which supported White's story. They left without investigating further.

Over the next few weeks, White told various versions of the impromptu vacation story to people, variously claiming that the Thompsons took a bus to Philadelphia, that they took a bus to Minneapolis, Minnesota, or that they went to Hawaii. White was driving the Thompsons' van when he was arrested for falsifying Lydia's signature on a check, but the police didn't realize this contradicted his earlier statement to them.




In a court hearing about the bank fraud, the prosecutor claimed White "ax-murdered" the Thompson family. The theory was that White wanted the Thompson home to himself and murdered his sister and her husband and children in order to get it.

On Christmas Day, 1997, White hanged himself in jail. He did not leave a note, and before his death he did not reveal any possible information he may have concealed regarding the Thompsons' cases.

Investigators believe White probably murdered the Thompsons on July 5 or July 6, but they never found enough evidence to charge him, and searches of both White's home in Gary and the Thompsons' home in Chicago turned up no sign of human remains.
Investigating Agency / Department

Chicago Police Department

312-433-7007

312-747-6222

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