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Case File 1461DMIA

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Left & Center: Harker, circa 1996;  Right: Circa 1981

Kenneth William Harker
Missing since October 5, 1996 from Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date of Birth: November 18, 1961
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 34 years old
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White male; dark hair; may have beard; may wear glasses.
  • Marks, Scars: Scar above both eyebrows.
  • Other: Harker suffered from a head injury after an auto accident several years earlier that has left him disabled.
  • AKA: Kenny

Circumstances of Disappearance
Harker was last seen in Sioux City, Iowa on or about October 5, 1996.
On this date, Harker's 1977 white Chevrolet Suburban was tagged as an abandoned vehicle by the Plymouth County Sheriff's Office while parked on a gravel road (K-42). Its doors were open, tires were flat and it was out of gas. A search of Harker's residence on Colon Street turned up no clues as to his whereabouts.

Harker's mother reported him missing on October 9, 1996. His dog was left at his house, and it hadn't been fed in four or five days, and he had left behind his medicine.
Harker's family are convinced Kenny didn't get disoriented and wander off and die due to exposure, because someone out mushroom hunting or a farmer or another individual would have found him by now. And, Kenny's close attachment to friends and family kept him from wanting to live elsewhere.
Foul play is suspected.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Sioux City Police Department
Missing Person Information Clearinghouse

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Source Information:
Siouxland Network
Iowa Missing Person Information Clearinghouse
NamUs MP #4491
Sioux City Police

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