Jerry Lynn Whaley
Whaley, approximately 2007
Date reported missing : 11/02/2007
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 04/06/1962 (59)
Age at the time of disappearance: 45 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7, 185 pounds
Medical conditions : Whaley was depressed at the time of his disappearance.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Graying brown hair, blue eyes. Whaley may go by his middle name, Lynn, or the first name Terry.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Whaley was last seen at his fiancee's home in Sullivan, Missouri on November 2, 2007. He has never been heard from again. At the time of his disappearance, he was staying at the Stanton Motel in Stanton, Missouri. Several of his belongings, including his checkbook, were left behind at the motel.
On November 19, Whaley's black Ford Escape truck with Missouri license plates numbered 516-RR7 was found abandoned in the Miramiguoa VillAge at the time of disappearance: at Meramec State Park in Franklin County, Missouri. It was parked on a power line road, over a hill and out of sight of the main road.
More of his possessions, including his wallet and identification, were inside the truck, but there was no sign of Whaley at the scene. His disappearance remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Franklin County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Missouri State Highway Patrol
Sullivan Independent News
Missouri Missing Adults
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