Black Hawk County in Iowa
Black Hawk County in Iowa
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James Heywood Pretlow

Missing Person

James Heywood Pretlow
Age at Report: 60
DOB: May 3, 1923
Weight: 160 lbs.
Height: 5’11”
Race: Black
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Sex: Male
Missing From: Waterloo, IA
Black Hawk County
Incident Type: Endangered / physical
Missing Since: March 29, 1984


James Pretlow was reported missing to the Waterloo Police Department in Waterloo on March 29, 1984.

He is described as a 60-year-old black male, 5’11” and weighing 160 pounds. The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s Missing Person Information Clearinghouse lists Pretlow’s status as “Endangered / Physical,” which means Pretlow’s physical safety may be endangered.

Information Needed

Anyone with information is asked to call the Waterloo Police Department at 319-291-4340 ext. 3 or Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers at 855-300-TIPS (8477). Tips may also be sent with TipSoft or by texting the word CEDAR plus the information to CRIMES (274637). Message and data rates may apply. Text STOP to opt out at any time. Text HELP for more information.

Anyone with information leading to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward.

Anonymous tips may also be sent through the Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers Confidential Web Tip Information System.


One Response to James Pretlow

  1. I pray the family gets answers

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