Mervin Leo Walvatne

Above: Walvatne, circa 1990


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 18, 1990 from Spencer, Iowa
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: July 8, 1937
  • Age: 53 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'6, 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, green eyes. Walvatne has tattoos on his arms, including possibly one of his first name, Mervin. He suffered facial injuries in a car accident, including fractures to his nose, cheek and eye areas, which required surgery and wire and plastic implants. Walvatne wears an upper denture plate.
  • Medical Conditions: Walvatne is an alcoholic. He is classified as disabled.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Walvatne was last had contact with his sister in Spencer, Iowa on July 18, 1990. He was an alcoholic and led a transient lifestyle at the time, often living in Arizona. His last permanent places of residence were in the Yuma and Tucson, Arizona areas; he also lived in Madison, Wisconsin during the 1970s. Walvatne's sister reported him missing on December 16, 1990. Few details are available in his case.


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


    Source Information
    Iowa Missing Person Information Clearinghouse
    The Doe Network


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated April 22, 2008; distinguishing characteristics, medical conditions and details of disappearance updated.

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