The Doe Network:
Case File 359DFIA


Naomi Wilson
Missing since April 12, 1981 from Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa.
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Wilson was last seen on April 12th, at her home at 1618 13th Avenue SE.

    Her boyfriend of 3 years stated that the day started normally. Although Naomi usually attended church, she did not that day. The boyfriend attended noon services and returned to Naomi's home during the mid-afternoon. Shortly after, he and Naomi left within minutes of each other about 16.00. The boyfriend was going to his mothers house and Naomi was to get gasoline for her car and to visit a woman she worked with a Harnischfeger Corp. Plant.
    The boyfriend reported passing her car an hour later on the street and that was the last time that he saw her. However, the friend she was to visit reported that Naomi never showed up. The boyfriend said when Naomi did not return home that night that he searched for her until 03.00 am and had also searched with friends the following day.

    It wasn't until an employee at Harnischfeger called to say that Naomi did not show up for work, that he finally called the police to report that she was missing.
    Naomi's car, a 1978 White Ford Fairmont with license number DOY 622, was found on Tuesday April 14th in a Kmart parking lot on 16th Avenue SE. Friends and Law Enforcement searched for Naomi, including in a wooded area near the K-mart, but no trace of Naomi was ever found.

    Naomi was described as a friendly, levelheaded and very reliable person. Divorced for 3 years, She had acquired furniture, a car and had bought a home the previous summer. At the time of her disappearance she was continuously buying things to fix up her home. Friends and family did not feel she would have walked away from the life she worked so hard for.

    If you have any information concerning Wilson's whereabouts, please contact:
    Cedar Rapids Police Department

    You may remain anonymous when submitting information to any agency.

    NCIC Number: M955526709
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    Iowa Missing Persons' Clearinghouse

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    Last Updated: 11-7-2011 - By: BR / Web Assist