Flashback Friday

[Edit: Whoops, dangit, this is Thursday. Oh well, enjoy your FB Friday a day early.]

I’ve been slacking a bit. I’ve had some super-important things going on in my life at the moment, but now my part is over and it’s a matter of “hurry up and wait.”

A request: in you guys’s Sunday selections, it seems like it’s always kids. I know missing children tend to tug at the heartstrings, but would it be possible for some more nominations of adults?

Anyway, Flashback Friday. It’s Ronald Eugene Westwick, an Ames, Iowa man who disappeared in 1979. Westwick was 34 but still lived at home with his parents. That may be because he had epilepsy, which was bad enough that he was classified as a disabled missing person.

Nobody seems to know what happened to Westwick, not even the folks at Iowa Cold Cases, which provides a wealth of information about missing persons. But there’s a gravestone for him at the Rose Grove Cemetery in Williams, Iowa. The only other thing I could find was this article from 1964, when Westwick was 19. He got his driver’s license suspended for a month because he was a “habitual violator.”

5 thoughts on “Flashback Friday

  1. forthelost January 16, 2016 / 10:49 pm

    Ronald Cole, Robert Kuhlman, Lillian Demaris, Lew Welch (my dad suggested that one), Lynn Connes, Terrie Hefner.

  2. Mia January 17, 2016 / 11:01 am

    I suggested Denise Pflum awhile back. If you Google her name, there’s a guy who claims to know what happened to her based on information from a psychic. Oh, here, I’ll just give you the link. He’s very into alien abductions, if that tells you anything about his credibility.


  3. HennyLee January 18, 2016 / 11:34 am

    Hmmm – I posted a list here on Friday – but for some reason it didn’t take. so I will post another one 🙂

    Theodore J. Jost & Marie Jost- 1982

    Marianne Bowers – 1984

    Frankie Viola Hurst – 1989

    Aaron Michael Pate – 1992 — (He is only 17 – but his case is one that has stuck in my mind for some unknown reason.

    Joe Angel Luiz -1992

    James Daniel Butler – 1995

    Amy B. Sherr – 2002

  4. Kat January 19, 2016 / 10:48 pm

    In the “there has to be more to this story” ideas…

    Kim Leggett

    Robert G. Marvin Sr.

    Frank and Tessie Pozar

    There was one other I’d have to go back and check, but some of these would make great cold case solves now, my suggestions, and others above as well.

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