Siegfried Woelki

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Above Images: Woelki, circa 1982

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 4, 1982 from Hackettstown, New Jersey
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: April 4, 1951
  • Age: 31 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'9, 190 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Woelki's nickname is Sig.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Woelki was last seen at a Krauser's food store in his hometown of Hackettstown, New Jersey, at approximately 5:30 p.m. on October 4, 1982. He spoke with a friend who was an employee at the store and said he had had "some business to attend to" and would return to his apartment in a few hours.

    Between 8:00 and 9:00 p.m., Woelki spoke to his father via telephone. He said he was calling from the North Jersey Packing House, where he was employed part-time. The packing house is located on Bartley Road in Long Valley, New Jersey. Woelki asked his father to meet him there at 6:00 p.m. the next day and help him wrap meat. Woelki's father agreed to see him. He says his son was behaving normally during the conversation.

    At 5:15 p.m. the next day, the packing house owner arrived there to do some paperwork and noticed Woelki's car parked in the lot. It was unlocked and the driver's side window was rolled down partway. The glove compartment, where Woelki kept his work keys, was left open. The packing house keys and Woelki's car keys were missing and have never been found, and the packing house was locked and the burglar alarm set when the owner checked it.

    Woelki never met his father as planned and has never been heard from again. The police were alerted at 8:00 p.m. on October 5 and searched Woelki's car and the packing house grounds, but found no evidence as to his whereabouts and no signs of any struggle.

    The North Jersey Packing House was demolished after 1982 to make room for Palmer Park. As it was being torn down construction workers kept a close watch for any human remains, but found nothing. Woelki's case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Washington Township Police Department
    908-876-3232

    OR
    Morris County Prosecutor's Office
    973-285-6200

    OR
    Morris County Sheriff's Office Crime Stoppers
    973-267-2255

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    Source Information
    Washington Township Police Department
    New York Missing Persons

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 14, 2007; picture added.

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