Charles R. Elmquist

Missing Person

Charles Elmquist

Charles Elmquist (Courtesy Iowa City Police Department)

Name: Charles R. Elmquist
DOB: 05/03/1945
Age at Report: 34
Missing From: Iowa City, Iowa
Johnson County
Race: White
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 125 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Incident Type: Disability – physical/mental
NamUs MP Number: 27722
NCIC Number: M-141847944
Missing Since: November 16, 1979


Charles Elmquist, 34, went missing from Iowa City, Iowa, on November 16, 1979. His 1961 blue GMC van was located on November 17, 1979, parked in the University of Iowa Hydraulics Laboratory storage lot.

Johnson County in Iowa
Johnson County in Iowa
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At the time of his disappearance, Charles was described as a 5-foot-10 white male weighing about 125 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes.

The Iowa Department of Public Safety lists his incident type as “Disabled,” which applies to a person of any age who is missing and under proven physical/mental disability or is senile, thereby subjecting him- or herself or others to personal and immediate danger.

Information Needed

If you have any information concerning Charles Elmquist’s whereabouts, please call the Iowa City Police Department at 319-356-5275 or the Missing Person Information Clearinghouse / Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation at 1-800-346-5507.



2 Responses to Charles Elmquist

  1. Mike Davis says:

    Thank you for your work. I keep hoping one day I will be able to help. I wonder if you could verify the age of the victim. You are prob just over worked ! Peace.

    • Patrick Kerrigan says:

      I wonder about the part about where his vehicle was found at the University of Iowa Hydraulic Lab, storage lot. It sounds suspicious, but he might work there or was attending classes at the university.

      There is no explanation of where he was last seen. There is no mention of family or friends in his case. We are left to speculate instead of using the necessary tools to find him.

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