Walter Joseph Wilson

Above: Wilson, circa 2009


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 27, 2009 from Asheville, North Carolina
  • Classification: Missing
  • Age: 51 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'1, 225 - 250 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Graying brown hair, blue eyes. At the time of his disappearance, Wilson's hair was in a crew-cut and he had a mustache and sideburns. His hair is thinning at the top. Wilson has bad knees that have not recieved medical treatment. He wears eyeglasses for reading; he usually buys the glasses from Wal-Mart.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Unknown, but he usually wears a size 2X shirt or dress shirt size 17 1/2, size 46x30 blue jeans, white crew socks or ankle socks, and size 13DDD white sneakers. He took a four-foot-long olive-green U.S. Navy issue duffel bag.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Wilson was last seen in Asheville, North Carolina on March 27, 2009. He was staying with his sister and brother-in-law at the time, and his brother-in-law was in the hospital. Wilson visited his brother-in-law at the hospital that day and gave him some items from his sister. When his sister came home, she found a goodbye note from Wilson. He thanked them for letting him stay with them, and promised to be in touch when he got settled.

    Wilson never contacted his family again. He had a North Carolina driver's license at the time of his disappearance. Investigators determined he took a Greyhound bus from Memphis, Tennessee to Mexico and then back to Memphis, but his current whereabouts are unknown. Few details are available in his case.


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


    Source Information


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 30, 2013; casefile added.

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