Walter Iwao Kimoto
Kimoto, approximately 2003
Date reported missing : 08/15/2003
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 03/25/1932 (89)
Age at the time of disappearance: 71 years old
Height / Weight : 5'3, 130 pounds
Medical conditions : Kimoto suffers from macular degeneration, an incurable eye disease that causes loss of vision, and requires eyedrops.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Asian male. Graying black hair, brown eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Kimoto was last seen in Aurora, Colorado on August 15, 2003. He sent a letter to his niece in Hawaii, stating that because of his declining health and his Age at the time of disappearance: , he had decided to go for a "last hike in the woods." Before his disappearance, he gave his car away and closed his bank accounts.
There has been no indication of Kimoto's whereabouts since 2003; his case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Aurora Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Colorado Bureau of Investigation
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October 12, 2004. July 24, 2016; Medical conditions : added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
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