A man found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 1975 killing of his roommate and the man’s 4-year-old son disappeared from a mental hospital in Camden County yesterday. Police from the Ancora Psychiatric Hospital in Winslow Township were joined by state and local police in the search for William Enman, 65, who had unsupervised grounds privileges at the 80-acre campus, according to two law-enforcement sources.
Last night and early this morning, using infrared devices and dogs, authorities searched parts of Camden and Atlantic Counties around the facility. Enman, who has lived at Ancora since 1992, was found not guilty by reason of insanity of the double murder in 1975. He has a wife and young son, with whom he has had visitation privileges in the past, according to published accounts.
Enman, who was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia at the time of the killings, has said he acted psychotically not because of mental illness, but because of drugs he was given at the Morris County Jail. Enman has escaped from hospitals before. Over the years, he has also been caught with a crossbow and with marijuana. A judge once reprimanded him for getting married and fathering a child during permitted visits outside the hospital. “He is not considered a danger to others,” she said.