Details of Disappearance
Whelton was last seen at approximately 2:30 a.m. on June 6, 2006 at his residence in the vicinity of north Frost and Gratiot Road in Saginaw, Michigan. He may have been carrying a backpack at the time of his disappearance. Whelton placed a call at 4:00 a.m. on the day of his disappearance, but he has not been heard from since. His older model red three-speed Schwinn bicycle, which has with upright handlebars and ten-speed tires, is also missing.
At the time of his disappearance, Whelton was employed as a department manager at the Meijer Inc. store in Thomas Township, Michigan; he had worked there for nearly thirty years. His family stated that he called in sick the day he went missing, but his employers do not have any records of such a call and they said he was not even scheduled to work the morning he vanished.
Whelton left behind his wallet and his contact lenses. He is described as an avid hunter and fisherman who owned an extensive collection of hunting weapons; none of them appear to have been taken. Whelton's mother died shortly before his disappearance. His family stated that although he was upset over her death, he was not showing signs of depression. His loved ones believe he is deceased. His case remains unsolved.