OR OR - Kenneth King Wilson, 49, Eugene, 16 Feb 1973

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    Gardener1850 Well-Known Member

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    Missing Person / NamUs #MP15511
    Kenneth King Wilson

    Male, White / Caucasian
    Height 5' 10" (70 Inches)
    Weight 160 lbs

    Hair Color Brown
    Eye Color Brown

    Scar/mark
    Scar right side of stomach

    Clothing
    Brown heavy-knit turtleneck sweater and brown slacks

    Footwear
    Light tan oxfords

    Date of Last Contact February 16, 1973
    Missing From Eugene, Oregon
    Missing Age 49 Years
    Current Age 95 Years

    Circumstances
    Date of Last Contact February 16, 1973
    NamUs Case Created July 18, 2012
    Last Known Location Map
    Location Eugene, Oregon
    Lane County

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Wilson left home at 7pm on 2-16-1973 and has not been seen since.

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    What did he walk away from? An unhappy marriage? Children? Failing business? Career he hated? Too little information provided.
     
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    Kenneth King Wilson - Oregon Missing Person Directory
    Circumstances: Suspicious circumstances: Wilson's car was found at the above address with a pair of eye glasses on the hood. Blood was noticed at the scene. Wilson left home at 7pm on 2-16-1973 and has not been seen since.


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    Wow. :eek: Thank you for finding those @PommyMommy ! We went from having very little info to very detailed reports that certainly seem to indicate Kenneth was murdered. Seems it's just a matter of finding his remains or seeing if he matches any John Does found near Eugene, OR. MOO.
     
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    The first article says he was going from his home to his office and his car was found about a block away from his office near a Texaco Station (the station doesn't seem to exist today). Here's a map of the locations given in the article: Google Maps
     
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    They tested his blood and know his blood type. I wonder if there’s any way to get DNA at this point. If his wife is still living I don’t know that she’d have any of his personal items left. The articles don’t mention children.
     
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    I see him in the 1940 census living in Eugene, Oregon with his parents and 4 siblings. If he has any living siblings left NAMUS will put their DNA in the database to look for UID's with close matches.

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    Kenneth's WWII Draft Record gives his date of Birth as 26 Jan 1924. He was born in Burrton, Kansas, USA but living in Lebannon, Linn County, Oregon at the time of the draft (30 Jun 1942). His employer in 1942 (when he was 18) was McDonald and Strong Contractors. He gave his father's name as next of kin. His height was listed as only 5'8" (versus 5'10" in NAMUS). I suppose he could have gained 2 inches after his 18th birthday although most have reached their full height by 18.

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    There is a SS Death record that lists his date of death as Feb 1973. So I guess his family eventually had him declared deceased. A name change to the SS record is noted on 29 Dec 1987. The name change only leaves out the middle name King and gave his name as Kenneth Wilson. 1987 is probably when he was declared deceased. MOO.

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    In the 1947 Eugene, OR City Directory he is listed as occupation
    "Faller" with C G & S Mill 115 11th Ave E
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    I bet that was around the time his wife would have collected social security benefits under him.
     
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    Gaining that much in height at that age is not surprising to me. He came from a big family. Not much food to go around maybe. I did the same thing - directly related to malnutrition and neglect - bailed at 17, grew almost 2” in height, 2 shoe sizes and gained 20lbs.
     
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