Wayne Leonard Mowery Sr.
Mowery, approximately 2017
Date reported missing : 10/30/2017
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 78 years old
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Mowery disappeared from Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania on October 30, 2017. In July 2018, his partially decomposed body was found on Zeigler Island in the Susquehanna River near Dalmatia, Pennsylvania. It wasn't identified until July 2019, however. The cause of death was drowning and foul play is not suspected.
Other information and links : ncy
Bloomsburg Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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