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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Thursday, April 26, 2012
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Iowa Law Enforcement Seek Assistance in Locating Missing Pennsylvania Man

Crawford County, IOWA --- Law enforcement in Iowa and Pennsylvania request the public's help in locating Jonathan Elwell. Elwell is a 44 year old white male who stands 6’2” tall, has blue eyes, and is balding.

Elwell is originally from Shillington, Pennsylvania. He was last seen in that area on Tuesday, April 17, 2012. Then on Friday, April 20, 2012, Elwell's rental car, a Volkswagon Jetta, was found in Crawford County, Iowa. Information discovered during the investigation indicates Elwell was in the Quad Cities area.  Additional information indicates that Elwell was in the Carroll, Iowa area on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. He has not been seen since. 

Elwell's Rental Car - White Volkswagon Jetta

Elwell's Rental Car - White, Volkswagon Jetta

Jonathan Elwell, 44 yrs.

Jonathan Elwell, 44 years old.

Elwell may also have occasionally been traveling by bicycle, as Pennsylvania authorities indicate that is his primary mode of transportation in Shillington.

If you have seen Jonathan Elwell or know his current location please contact the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office at (712) 263-2146, or call your nearest law enforcement center.


Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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