Clay County in Iowa
Cold Cases in Clay County, Iowa
*Please Note: The cases listed below are within Clay County but may fall under a city police department’s jurisdiction. They are included here for cross-reference purposes. More specific information may be found on each victim’s individual page.
Mervin Leo Walvatne
Age at Report: 53 YOA
Missing From: Spencer, IA (Clay County)
Missing Since: July 18, 1990
Mervin Walvatne was reported missing to the Spencer, IA, Police Department by his sister on December 16, 1990. Walvatne’s sister, who lives in Spencer, became concerned after not seeing her brother since July 18. They’d previously had regular phone contact.