Jerry Alfred Wolking Sr.

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Above Images: Wolking, circa 1990


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 18, 1990 from Moline, Illinois
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: June 25, 1938
  • Age: 52 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'10, 160 - 180 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Gray hair, hazel eyes. Wolking may wear eyeglasses.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A plaid shirt, a gold satin Quad City Car Club jacket, jeans and sneakers.
  • Medical Conditions: Wolking has heart problems.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Wolking was last seen leaving a friend's house at 11:00 p.m. on October 18, 1990. His silver and blue 1988 Chevrolet Suburban was later found abandoned in the long-term parking lot of the Quad City International Airport. The vehicle had front-end damage, newspapers and other items were strewn around in the interior and the trailer hitch was packed with mud; Wolking's loved ones said it would be uncharacteristic of him to leave his car in such a dirty condition. There were drops of his blood on all four sides of the car, inside and out.

    Wolking's family noticed before his disappearance that he had been behaving oddly. A few days before his disappearance, at a family birthday party, he paced up and down and seemed preoccupied. He also did not want to stay to deliver the gift. This behavior is uncharacteristic of Wolking. He was being followed at the time of his disappearance by a private detective who came forward later. The detective had been hired by a former boyfriend of Wolking's girlfriend.

    Wolking has never been heard from again. Authorities could find no evidence that he took a plane or bus out of the Quad City area. His case remains unsolved. His family believes he was murdered.


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


    Source Information
    WHBF-TV Quad Cities Eyewitness News
    The Doe Network
    The Quad City Times
    The Rock Island Argus


    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated December 9, 2013; details of disappearance updated.

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