Mervin Leo Walvatne

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Above: Walvatne, circa 1990

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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.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Spencer Police Department
    712-262-2151

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    Source Information
    Iowa Missing Person Information Clearinghouse
    The Doe Network

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    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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