Walter Andrew Cierley
North American Missing Persons Network
Walter Andrew Cierley

Above Images: Cierley, circa 1998

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 1998 from Prineville, Oregon
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: December 31, 1909
  • Age: 88
  • Height: 5'8"
  • Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Gray
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Full upper and lower
    dentures. No fingerprints or DNA on file.
  • NCIC Number: M-970756003
  • Case Number: 00-3656

  • Details of Disappearance
    Mr. Cierley was last seen in Prineville, Oregon in July 1998. He has not contacted either family or friends since that time. He was allegedly killed by his nephew, John Henry Shipman, who then cashed his social security checks. Shipman apparently killed hiself when confronted by Seattle, WA police on a Deschutes County Arrest Warrent. Cierley is believed to have been buried in the Central Oregon area. Shipman never admitted to the killing.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Bend Police Department.
    Det. Lyn Sly

    Source Information
    Bend Newspaper