Missing since August 1999 from Ormond Beach, Volusia County, Florida
Circumstances of Disappearance
George Dudding, was visiting Ormond Beach from New York and left with only the clothes on his back for a walk on the beach on an August night in 1999.
He never returned to his friend's home -- never washed ashore -- and has never been found. He left behind his keys, wallet, money, and ID.
Dudding was officially declared dead January 16, 2007.
Dudding was a nationally known sculptor and left behind a wife and daughter. The police had varying theories, including a belief that Dudding was alive. But his wife believes he went swimming and drowned.
Dudding had been depressed at the time.
His wife has written a book about his disappearance; Waiting to Surface.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Ormond Beach Police Department
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