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Age at Report: 53 YOA
DOB: July 8, 1937
Weight: 150 lbs.
Height: 5′ 06″
Missing From: Spencer, IA
Incident Type: Disability – physical / mental
Investigating Agency: Spencer Police Department
Case Number: 1174690
NCIC Number: M-46414743
NamUs MP # 27995
Missing Since: July 18, 1990
Mervin Leo Walvatne, 53, went missing from Spencer, Iowa, on July 18, 1990. Walvatne’s sister, who lives in Spencer and had regular contact with her brother, became concerned after not seeing her brother since July 18 and reported him missing to the Spencer Police Department.
Walvatne was allegedly an alcoholic and led a transient lifestyle, often living in Arizona. He is classified as disabled. His last permanent places of residence were in the Yuma and Tucson, Arizona areas.
Mr. Walvatne also lived in Madison, Wisconsin during the 1970s, and it was during this time he suffered facial injuries in a car accident. Fractures to his nose, cheek and eye areas required surgery as well as wire and plastic implants. He also wears an upper denture plate.
Walvatne has tattoos on his arms, one of which may include his first name, Mervin.
Mervin Leo Walvatne was born July 8, 1937, in Fayette, Iowa, to Lawrence Leo and Mayme L. (Helgerson) Walvatne.
Dental information/charting is available and entered at NamUs.
If you have any information concerning Mervin Walvatne’s disappearance, please contact the Spencer Police Department at 712-262-2151.