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A missing person is a person who has disappeared and whose status as alive or dead cannot be confirmed as their location and condition are unknown. A person may go missing through a voluntary disappearance, or else due to an accident, crime, death in a location where they cannot be found (such as at sea), or many other reasons. In most parts of the world, a missing person will usually be found quickly. While criminal abductions are some of the most widely reported missing person cases, these account for only 2 to 5 percent of missing children in Europe. By contrast, some missing person cases remain unresolved for many years. Laws related to these cases are often complex since, in many jurisdictions, relatives and third parties may not deal with a person's assets until their death is considered proven by law and a formal death certificate issued. The situation, uncertainties, and lack of closure or a funeral resulting when a person goes missing may be extremely painful with long-lasting effects on family and friends. A number of organizations seek to connect, share best practices, and disseminate information and images of missing children to improve the effectiveness of missing children investigations, including the International Commission on Missing Persons, the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), as well as national organizations, including the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in the US, Missing People in the UK, Child Focus in Belgium, and The Smile of the Child in Greece.



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According to current statistics, 4,000 people in the United States go missing every day. Sometimes a child suddenly vanishes from the bus stop or the local park or even from their own yard or bedroom. Or a teenager doesn�t return home after a walk to the neighborhood grocery store or a bike ride or a party with friends. Other times, an adult is mysteriously absent from their job or neighbors haven�t seen them for several days, and family and friends haven�t heard from them either.

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Wallace Tolar Gerrald
missing 2023 updates
Gerrald, date, approximate 2015
Date Missing 10/20/2015
Missing From
Palatka, Florida
Missing Classification Endangered Missing
Sex Male
Race
White
Date of Birth 06/29/1930 (92)
Age 85 years old
Height and Weight 5'11, 165 pounds
Clothing/Jewelry Description A plaid shirt, khaki pants and a baseball cap.
Associated Vehicle(s) White 2013 Ford F-150 pickup truck with a dented tailgate, the South Carolina license plate number DEQ188 and the vehicle identification number (VIN) 1FTMF1CM1DFB14841 (accounted for)
Markings and/or Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Graying brown hair, blue eyes. Gerrald has had surgery on both hips, as well as knee surgery, prostate surgery and open-heart surgery. He has hardware installed in his hip. His nickname is Buster.
Details of Disappearance Gerrald was last seen in Palatka, Florida at 12:00 p.m. on October 20, 2015. He traveled from Galivants Ferry, South Carolina to Palatka to get some documents and was supposed to return to South Carolina later that day. He has never been heard from again.
Gerrald was driving a white 2013 Ford F-150 pickup truck with a dented tailgate when he disappeared; the South Carolina license plate number was DEQ188 and the vehicle identification number (VIN) 1FTMF1CM1DFB14841.
The vehicle was not located until January 2019, over three years after his disappearance; it was found deep in the woods at the dead end of Rosemary Hill Road in Green Cove Springs, Florida. It appeared to have been there for years, but was was undamaged. Authorities believe it was driven onto the property and became stuck before being abandoned.
An extensive search of the area where Gerrald's truck was found turned up no sign of him. His remains unsolved.
Investigating Agency
Palatka Police Department
386-329-0115
Putnam County Sheriff's Office
386-329-0801
Other
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
NamUs
First Coast News

Missing Person Photos

A missing person is a person who has disappeared and whose status as alive or dead cannot be confirmed as their location and condition are unknown. A person may go missing through a voluntary disappearance, or else due to an accident, crime, death in a location where they cannot be found (such as at sea), or many other reasons. In most parts of the world, a missing person will usually be found quickly. While criminal abductions are some of the most widely reported missing person cases, these account for only 2 to 5 percent of missing children in Europe. By contrast, some missing person cases remain unresolved for many years. Laws related to these cases are often complex since, in many jurisdictions, relatives and third parties may not deal with a person's assets until their death is considered proven by law and a formal death certificate issued. The situation, uncertainties, and lack of closure or a funeral resulting when a person goes missing may be extremely painful with long-lasting effects on family and friends. A number of organizations seek to connect, share best practices, and disseminate information and images of missing children to improve the effectiveness of missing children investigations, including the International Commission on Missing Persons, the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), as well as national organizations, including the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in the US, Missing People in the UK, Child Focus in Belgium, and The Smile of the Child in Greece.



Missing Person Photos

Resources for Missing Persons

According to current statistics, 4,000 people in the United States go missing every day. Sometimes a child suddenly vanishes from the bus stop or the local park or even from their own yard or bedroom. Or a teenager doesn�t return home after a walk to the neighborhood grocery store or a bike ride or a party with friends. Other times, an adult is mysteriously absent from their job or neighbors haven�t seen them for several days, and family and friends haven�t heard from them either.

Missing Person Case Updates with Photos