BUTLER COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - The mother of a Hamilton man missing for more than seven years said she has a renewed sense of hope in the case after discovering new information.
According to Debbie Estes, her son's disappearance is a cold case, but an active one. Estes' son William DiSilvestro, or "Billy D," was last seen Feb. 7, 2011, walking out of an apartment on Ross Avenue in Hamilton. He was 28 years old at the time.
"All I know is he left there between the hours of (midnight) and 6 in the morning, and he left his cellphone," Estes said.
Estes said her son's disappearance has consumed her life and has led to her living in the past.
"I just want him home, and then maybe I can start my life because I'm stuck. I'm stuck until he's home," Estes said. "I put on a happy face. I can do that, but really, I'm dying inside."
Around the time DiSilvestro disappeared, Estes said he was struggling with alcohol and sobriety. He also suffered from seizures that require medication. If you have any information on the case, call the Butler County Sheriff's Office at 513-785-5962 or call your local police department. You can also send anonymous tips via mail to P.O Box 13173, "Bring Billy Home," Hamilton, OH.
There is a $5,000 reward for information.
Estes said she is planning a bike run in honor of her son. More details will be released in the coming months.
Estes also runs a Facebook page that keeps the public updated on her son's case and also allows Estes to help with other cases involving missing people. You can see the page here.