Wallace Wilkinson Dunn
Dunn, approximately 2013
Date and time person was reported missing : 07/12/2013
Missing location (approx) :
AnchorAge at the time of disappearance: , Alaska
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 12/04/1931 (89)
Age at the time of disappearance: 81 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7, 165 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Unknown, but he usually wears t-shirts with graphic designs, jeans made of soft fabric, a hat and either sneakers or black boots.
Medical conditions : Dunn was displaying the early signs of Alzheimer's Disease at the time of his disappearance, including minor memory problems and problems with driving directions.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. White hair, blue eyes. Some Age at the time of disappearance: ncies give Dunn's middle name as "Wilkerson." His nickname is Wally. He has large freckles on his face and walks with a shuffling gait, in slow steps. He may have sores on the crown of his head from accidental injuries. Dunn had a gray mustache and beard at the time of his disappearance.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Dunn was last seen in AnchorAge at the time of disappearance: , Alaska at 11:00 a.m. on July 12, 2013. He may have been en route to his cabin in the Big Lake area at the time; he'd told his family he planned to spend the weekend there. He has never been heard from again.
Four days later, his gray Ford F-150 pickup truck was found locked and abandoned at the end of West Susitna Parkway, past a stretch of railroad construction, several miles from his cabin.
Witnesses reported having seen the truck parked at that location as early as 2:00 p.m. on July 12, three hours after the time Dunn disappeared. His shotgun was found inside the truck, as well as a container of spoiled food, and his chainsaw and generator were in the open truck bed.
An extensive search of the area turned up no sign of Dunn, but a man matching Dunn's description was seen near the Montana Creek Campground on July 13. The man said he wanted to walk or hitchhike to Denali National Park.
Dunn is a retired doctor who practiced in the AnchorAge at the time of disappearance: area from the 1950s to the 1990s. After retirement he spent winters in Texas and summers in Alaska. He saw his daughter several times a week and she stated his disappearance is completely uncharacteristic of his behavior. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
AnchorAge at the time of disappearance: Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Alaska State Troopers
The Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman
The AnchorAge at the time of disappearance: Daily News
Interactive Missing Person Search Map