George Wolfgang Dudding
Dudding, approximate photo date 1999
Missing since: 08/08/1999
Ormond Beach, Florida
Type of missing case: Endangered Missing
Age at time of disappearance: 45 years old
Height / Weight: 6'5, 210 pounds
Description, clothing, tattoos, other identifying markings: A white t-shirt and gray jogging shorts.
Medical Conditions Dudding was depressed and may have been suicidal at the time of his disappearance.
Other characteristics: Caucasian male. Blond hair.
Details at time of disappearance: 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 case information
Agency in charge: Ormond Beach Police Department
Other information: The Doe Network
Unsolved in the News
The Bradenton Herald
Psychic detective links:
Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated March 17, 2018 height, weight and clothing/jewelry description added, date of disappearance and details of disappearance updated.