Steven Michael Babka
Babka, approximately 2012
Date reported missing : 05/25/2012
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 10/10/1953 (67)
Age at the time of disappearance: 58 years old
Height / Weight : 5'9, 240 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Unknown, but he usually wears tie-dyed t-shirts and short pants.
Medical conditions : Babka is supposed to take medication for unspecified reasons. He doesn't have his medicine with him. He is hearing-impaired.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Graying brown hair, blue eyes. Babka is supposed to wear eyeglasses, but he left them behind. He has a scar or tattoo on the top of his head, a scar above his right eye, a scar on his right forearm and a tattoo on his right bicep. Babka speaks in a loud, hoarse voice. He may have a mustache and may cut his hair short, or grow it as long as shoulder-length.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Babka was last seen in Marengo, Iowa on May 25, 2012. He was homeless, lived in a tent near the Iowa River on the outskirts of town, and traveled by bicycle. He has never been heard from again. He left behind all his belongings at his campsite, including his tent, eyeglasses and medicine. Few details are available in Babka's case.
Other information and links : ncy
Iowa County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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