George Wolfgang Dudding
Dudding, approximately 1999
Date reported missing : 08/08/1999
Missing location (approx) :
Ormond Beach, Florida
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 45 years old
Height / Weight : 6'5, 210 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A white t-shirt and gray jogging shorts.
Medical conditions : Dudding was depressed and may have been suicidal at the time of his disappearance.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Blond hair.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Dudding flew from his New York home to Ormond Beach, Florida to visit a friend in August 1999. At 11:00 p.m. on August 8, he went for a walk on the beach and never returned. He has never been heard from again. All his belongings, including his car, keys, wallet and identification, were left behind.
Dudding's wife of ten years believes he died by suicide and his body was washed out to sea. She published a novel based on his disappearance, Waiting To Surface, in 2007. She had him declared legally dead that same year.
Authorities think Dudding may have simply left of his own accord. He was a well-known sculptor in 1999, and left behind a young child. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Ormond Beach Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
The Doe Network
Unsolved in the News
The Bradenton Herald
October 12, 2004. March 17, 2018; height, weight and Description, clothing, jewerly and more : added, date of disappearance and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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