Bilial Hammette is "wise beyond his years", his mother, Lorrie Hammette, said in an interview conducted by A. Walsh Production. Lorrie describes Bilial as extremely intelligent, very adventurous, and a very loving young man.
Bilial grew up in Dekalb, and his family moved to Beloit, Wisconsin when he was 12 years old. Bilial met friends with ease, excelled in Beloit, and was on the National Honor Roll in middle school. Lorrie said in the interview Bilial was great with electronics and was "the type of child who would take things apart and put them back together."
Bilial, known to his friends as K.O, also had musical talent. According to his friends, they were impressed at his ability to record in the studio without rehearing or writing.
“Bilial hit the booth and he didn’t write, he didn’t rehearse, he just hit the booth and he went,” his longtime friend Tahj Stewart told Channel 3000.
As a result, Bilial enrolled in the Madison Media Institute.
On August 6, 2011, 18-year-old Bilial Hammette started his day by running errands with his mother, Lorrie. Later that morning, Bilial left to go meet some friends. The last thing he said to his mom before he left their Poole Court home was, "we should spend more time together," Lorrie said in the A. Walsh Production YouTube interview.
According to Namus, Bilial said he was going fishing. Bilial, who does not own a car or cell phone, was with a group of his friends and used one of his friend's phones to call another friend for a ride home. The friend he called was unable to give him a ride, so Bilial used the phone to make another call. Sometime later, a black vehicle picked him up.
Bilial has never been seen or heard from again. The friends he was with did not recognize the car and are unsure of the make and model of the vehicle, Namus reports. According to his friends, it was unusual for Bilial not to tell them or his family where he was going or when he would be back.
After his disappearance, his friends recorded several CDs in his honor.
“The music is uplifting, and you know, inspiring,” friend Trace Thayer told Channel 3000. “His disappearance, not so much, you know.”
Bilial Lamir Hammette was 6'0-6'3" and weighed 145 pounds when he vanished. If you have any information, please contact the Beloit Police Department at 608-364-6807.
"I don't know if I'll ever have any closure," Lorrie Hammette said in the A. Walsh Production interview. "I love you, and I miss you every day."
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