Black History Month: Naomi Wilson

In honor of Black History Month I’m profiling one African-American MP every day on this blog for the month of February. Today’s case is Naomi Wilson, who disappeared from Cedar Rapids, Iowa on April 12, 1981, at the age of 32.

Naomi seems to have had life pretty well in hand. She had a good job and she had recently purchased a new car and a house. Her car was found abandoned in the local K-Mart parking lot two days after she was last seen.

It’s worth noting that her boyfriend moved into her house after she vanished and never made any of the mortgage payments, staying there until it got foreclosed, which is weird at best and frankly a bit sketchy, but the police haven’t named any suspects in her case. The boyfriend is now in his sixties, and as far as I know he’s still alive and still in Cedar Rapids; I found this article about a fire at his home in 2009.

So what happened to Naomi? I don’t know but I don’t think it was anything good.

Flashback Friday: Naomi Wilson

This week’s Flashback Friday case is Naomi Wilson, a 32-year-old woman who disappeared from Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1981. I don’t have much on her, other than that she seemed to have a good life without any reason to disappear. She’d just bought her own home and everything. Yet she seems to have vanished into thin air.

The most recent article I could find that talks about Naomi Wilson is from 2013 and it doesn’t tell me anything I didn’t already know. I wonder if she has family or friends that are still looking for her.

If Naomi is alive, she’d be 66 today.