Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
On April 8, 1979, Willie Ann Rucker called her sister from a grocery store after working late and asked her to take the three children to her apartment on West Donald Street in Waterloo, Iowa, where she would meet them.
Rucker was recently divorced and worked as a cocktail waitress in an east side lounge. Her sister cared for her three young children. Rucker never arrived.
Just days earlier, she had placed a call to police and reported that her boyfriend was scaring her. According to family members, Rucker would never have just abandoned her children or not checked in with them; they suspect Rucker was killed by an ex-boyfriend.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Waterloo Police Department
Iowa Cold Cases