Steven Babka

Steven Babka (Courtesy Iowa Department of Public Safety)

Steven Michael Babka

Missing Person

Steven Michael Babka
Age at Report: 58
Weight: 240 lbs.
Height: 5’09”
Race: White
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
Sex: Male
Incident Type: Other adult missing
Missing From: Marengo, IA
Iowa County
Investigating Agency: Iowa County Sheriff
Case Number: 48-12283
NamUs MP # 18206
Missing Since: June 6, 2012

Steven Babka, 58, was reported missing to the Iowa County Sheriff’s Office in Marengo on June 6, 2012.

He is described as a 5-foot-9 white male with brown hair, blue eyes, and weighing about 240 pounds. He has a tattoo on his upper right arm and a tattoo on his head. He also has a scar near his right eye and a scar on his right forearm, and has a crippled right hand.

He typically wears a mustache and is usually not clean shaven. He is known to wear tie-dyed shirts and shorts.

Iowa County in IowaIowa County in Iowa
Marengo in Iowa County

Babka wears prescription glasses, but they were left behind. He was homeless and last seen living in a tent on the outskirts of Marengo near the Iowa River. He usually traveled with a bicycle.

In mid-June, Babka was no longer found in his tent although all his worldly possessions — including medications and prescription glasses — remained at the camp site.

Babka was quite hard of hearing and usually spoke in a very loud, hoarse voice.

His is known to use the following nicknames or aliases: James Michael Gerlits; Jim Gerlits; James Michael Lewis; Jerry Worrel; Steven M. Osborne.

An initial inquiry for DNA is underway.

Fingerprint information is available and entered.

Information Needed

If you have information regarding the disappearance of this individual, please contact Sheriff Robert Rotter at the Iowa County Sheriff’s Office at (319) 642-7307.







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