Ronald LeRoy Zellmer

Zellmer, circa 1985

  • Missing Since 04/06/1985
  • Missing From Sioux City, Iowa
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Male
  • Race White
  • Date of Birth 10/02/1953 (69)
  • Age 31 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'10, 170 pounds
  • Medical Conditions Zellmer suffered from a long-standing depression at the time of his disappearance.
  • Associated Vehicle(s) 1984 Chevrolet Cavalier (accounted for)
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Blond hair, blue eyes.

Details of Disappearance

Zellmer disappeared from Sioux City, Iowa on April 6, 1985. At 5:50 a.m., police found his 1984 Chevrolet Cavalier on the south end of the Veterans Memorial Bridge in South Sioux City, Nebraska. It was unoccupied, with its motor running. When they went to Zellmer's apartment in the 1000 block of Pierce Street, they found it empty with no signs of any disturbance. Investigators searched the Missouri River after Zellmer's disappearance but uncovered no evidence indicating his fate.

Zellmer had been depressed for years before he vanished and his disappearance was investigated as a possible suicide, but he could also have been taken against his will. His case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Sioux City Police Department 712-279-6353

Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated February 2, 2013; details of disappearance updated.