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Missing Verona Man Reported to Police

William Culbertson, 22, was last heard from on Dec. 12. He has an apartment in Verona and has family in Montclair.

A Verona man, last heard from by his Montclair parents on Dec. 12, has been reported missing, according to police. 

William Culbertson, 22, is described as being white, 6-foot, 3-inches tall, about 275 lbs., and has blond hair and blue eyes. 

He is known to frequent Panera Bread in Montclair where he plays chess, according to police. Culbertson has no conspicuous marks, scars or tattoos, officials said, but four of his upper front teeth are implants and may be noticeable when he smiles. 

Culbertson currently lives in a small three-story apartment building on Montrose Avenue in Verona. Verona Police have been distributing fliers around the township with his photo on them. 

Janet Lee, his mother, said Culbertson grew up in Montclair and moved into the Verona apartment about a year ago.

Lee added that he occasionally ate at Chinese restaurants, pizzerias and other fast-food eateries on Bloomfield Avenue. 

“I think it is best to let the police handle the investigation the way they like,” added Lee. “It’s probably best I don’t say too much.” 

Although none of his neighbors seemed to know him well, they had seen him coming in and out of the building. The news of his disappearance appeared to shock some of the residents in the apartment building.

“I only saw him about once or twice before, but I was surprised to hear he is missing,” said one resident who asked not to be named.

Anyone with information on Culbertson’s whereabouts should contact the Montclair Police Department Detective Bureau at (973) 509-4706.

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