Joel Allen Amundson
Amundson, approximate photo date 1996
Missing since: 10/18/1996
Williston, North Dakota
Type of missing case: Endangered Missing
Date of Birth: 05/20/1970 (50)
Age at time of disappearance: 26 years old
Height / Weight: 5'8 - 5'9, 160 - 180 pounds
Medical Conditions Amundson may be suffering from amnesia as a result of his previous head injuries.
Other characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Amundson has a vaccination scar on his shoulder. His left ear is pierced. He has minimal body hair. Amundson sustained two skull fractures in the past, one when he was two years old and one when he was nineteen.
Details at time of disappearance: Amundson was last seen in Williston, North Dakota on October 18, 1996. He disappeared during a bow hunting trip, early in the morning. His boat had been launched from a ramp in McKenzie County that day.
It was found at noon on the north side of the Missouri River in Williston County, North Dakota, three miles east of Lewis and Clark Bridge. His bow was inside the boat. There were indications that the vessel had struck something, perhaps a log. Amundson was reported missing at 6:00 that evening.
Authorities believe Amundson fell out of his boat and drowned, but his body has never been recovered. He is a good swimmer and was in excellent physical shape in 1996. His parents hope he is still alive and does not remember his identity.
He worked as a salesman at a sporting goods store in Williston at the time of his disappearance. Amundson's case remains unsolved. McKenzie County police are investigating.
Other case information
Agency in charge: McKenzie County Sheriff's Office
Other information: NamUs
The Bismarck Tribune
The Grand Forks Herald
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Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated October 23, 2009