Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
David Riemens, 60, has been missing from Watertown since August 8, 2012. David who was an artist and stonemason was to meet up with someone on the day he went missing, but it is not known who that was. He had an appointment the afternoon he disappeared to meet an elderly man, who was going to take him to a rural site to get an estimate for foundation work on a house he planned to build somewhere within a 30-minute drive of Watertown.
Davidís truck was found parked at the Dollar General in Watertown on Wednesday, August 8, 2012. It was left there sometime after 10 a.m., parked facing the road at the edge of the lot, out of view of any cameras.
His friends and family suspect that Riemens got into another vehicle at the Watertown Dollar General Store and left with another person or persons. A search dog seemed to confirm that theory when it picked up Riemens' scent in the driver's seat of his vehicle and following it 8 feet away where it faded, leading searchers to think Riemens did get into another vehicle.
He was reported missing by his close friends, Donny and Laura Nuessle. He moved from Michigan to Tennessee in the 1970ís with a group of friends. He lived on the property of Donny and Laura Nuessle for 12 years.
Just before he vanished, Riemens withdrew some cash, packed a bag and let friends know that he planned to drive north to visit family in Michigan. He called and left a message for his brother on August 6 saying he had one more thing to take care of and then would be leaving for Michigan.
David didnít have an email address and he was never on social media. He had no credit car or cell phone.
There has been no indication from anyone in the area that David had a reason to disappear. He also left behind his beloved dog. The investigation showed nothing out of the ordinary regarding Riemens' finances, no criminal record and no recent life-changing incidents.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Wilson County Sheriffs Department
The Lebanon Democrat
The Wilson Post