Gerald Lee Pollard Jr.

Pollard, circa 2013; Scott Sykora, circa 2017

  • Missing Since 01/01/2013
  • Missing From Person County, North Carolina
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Age 48 years old
  • Height and Weight Unknown
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Blond hair.

Details of Disappearance

Pollard was last seen standing in the front yard of his automotive shop in Person County, North Carolina sometime in January 2013. He was a self-employed mechanic. He was reported missing thirty hours later; his wife stated it wasn't uncharacteristic of him to drop out of sight for a day or two.

In November 2017, Pollard's brother-in-law, Scott Gerald Sykora, was charged with murder and kidnapping in the case. Little information has been released about the evidence against him, but Pollard's body has not been found. The sheriff said it was one of the worst cases he'd seen in his entire career.

A photo of Scott is posted with this case summary. Two of his ex-wives, Elizabeth Sykora and Helen "Darlene" Fuller, both disappeared independently of each other in 1983 and were never found. Foul play is suspected in both cases. Scott is awaiting trial for Pollard's murder. No one has been charged in his ex-wives' disappearances, but investigators believe he was involved.

Investigating Agency

  • Person County Sheriff's Office

Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated July 15, 2018; details of disappearance updated.