Theodore Anthony Hoerstman

Above: Hoerstman, circa 1982


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 6, 1982 from Dubuque, Iowa
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: April 22, 1937
  • Age: 45 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'9, 175 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Hoerstman may have a mustache. He has a one-inch appendectomy scar on his abdomen and a scar on his right calf, and he has the name "Sharon" tattooed on his lower right arm. His nickname is Ted.
  • Medical Conditions: Hoerstman is classified as disabled for unspecified reasons.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Hoerstman was last seen in Dubuque, Iowa on December 6, 1982. He has never been heard from again. He left behind a wife and two daughters. Hoerstman's wife died in 2010, and he himself has been declared legally dead; authorities believe he died shortly after he went missing. His case remains unsolved and little information is available in his disappearance.


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


    Source Information
    Iowa Missing Person Information Clearinghouse
    Iowa Cold Cases


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 1, 2015; distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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