[Update: Located] Man Missing from Eureka

jon WinklemanPress release from the Eureka Police Department:

The Eureka Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating an at risk missing person. Jon Ray Winkleman, 50 of Eureka, (also spelled Winkelman) was reported as missing on July 23, 2018.

Winkleman was last seen on July 23, 2018 around 11:00 p.m. near the 2300 block of Buhne Street in Eureka. He was possibly spotted on July 24, 2018 around 5:15 p.m. hitchhiking hear 6th and V Streets in Eureka.

Winkleman is described as a white male, 6’ tall, 215 pounds, blond hair, and blue eyes.

Anyone with information on Winkleman’s location is asked to call the Eureka Police Department at (707) 441-4044 or your local law enforcement agency. Case #18-005074.

Update 4:03 p.m.:

Missing Person Jon Winkleman was located today around 2:45 p.m. near the 1900 block of Broadway.  A citizen recognized him from the news release.



  • It certainly appears, as if the “Lights are on, but Nobody’s home”!!!

  • I hope this man is ok. His expression in the photo makes him look like he’s confused. I don’t know his story, if he’s a good guy or not. Either way I hope this isn’t another tragedy and that his loved ones get good news soon.

  • Escaped from the cuckoo’s nest.. don’t pick up any hitchhikers

  • What really happened was Dragana Šolaja?

  • People disappear and die and the investigation stops! Please, did he see Dragan Solaje in the night of April 11?

  • Why don’t you keep your comments about people to yourself he suffers from a condition he he has no control over

  • Geez. Judgmental much? How about you guys just keep an eye out for the guy? His family is looking for him. Maybe he has disabilities. It’s none of our business. Just help look for him and keep nasty comments to yourself. Grow up.

  • I think you just judged the person you called judgmental…

    • Stop with the negative comments. He may have disabilities and it is none of our business. I agree with Mobious Moggie. I hope that you all never have this situation happen to your family or your friends. We all need to work together and we all need each other. But you don’t know what tomorrow brings. Have any friends or family who have had strokes at an early, early age? I have. Or perhaps the person just needs a warm place, food and is going thru hard times.

  • Alt Right For Life

    Maybe he just forgot his way home?

    Hire a plane that pulls a sign behind it and he’ll remember where he lives if he sees his face and address.

    That or paint yellow footprints home from where his favorite spot is.

  • Jon is from So Hum. Grew up isolated & poor, son of hippie grower. Went to Whale Gulch, Whitethorn, then Redway.

  • It never ceases to amaze me how people can be without ANY empathy, especially on the internet, trolling is not cool. I hope that when you’re not behind a screen you people aren’t so mean. I’m happy he was found safe, people obviously care about him.

  • Right ON! Good news.

  • Got to lo e a happy ending.

    Good job to the alert citizen. Kudos to Kym and others for getting the word out.

    Wish the best for this fella..

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