Jack Alden Wolcott
Wolcott, approximately 1981
Date reported missing : 03/12/1981
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 03/08/1908 (113)
Age at the time of disappearance: 73 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7, 260 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Gray hair, blue eyes. Wolcott wears eyeglasses with large lenses. He may use the first name John.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Wolcott was last seen on Sterling Avenue in Brockway, Wisconsin on March 12, 1981. He was witnessed being driven from his home as a passenger in his own vehicle that evening. He was possibly accompanied by three adult males at the time. He has never been heard from again.
Wolcott's vehicle, a gold 1976 Dodge Colt with the Wisconsin license plate number Q29508, was found back at his residence the next day. There was blood in the passenger seat, where Wolcott had been sitting. An extensive search turned up no indication of his whereabouts. His case remains unsolved.
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September 2021 updates and sources
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