George Wolfgang Dudding

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Above Images: Dudding, circa 1999


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 1999 from Ormond Beach, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 45 years old
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Blond hair.
  • Medical Conditions: Dudding was depressed and may have been suicidal at the time of his disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Dudding flew from his New York home to Ormond Beach, Florida to visit a friend in August 1999. Sometime that month, he went for a walk on the beach and never returned. He has never been heard from again. All his belongings, including his keys, wallet and identification, were left behind.

    Dudding's wife of ten years believes he committed suicide and his body was washed out to sea. She published a novel based on his disappearance, Waiting To Surface, in 2007. She had him declared legally dead that same year. Authorities think Dudding may have simply left of his own accord. He was a well-known sculptor in 1999, and left behind a young child. His case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Ormond Beach Police Department


    Source Information
    The Doe Network
    Unsolved in the News
    The Bradenton Herald


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated April 29, 2009; casefile added.

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