Missing Person

By: News Release
Jun 29th, 2019


Following an exhaustive search starting at around 8:00 p.m. on June 28, 2019 the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office is happy to announce the safe discovery of 56 year old Mark Kloser of Earlville, IA.  Mr. Kloser walked from a family home near Edgewood, IA at around 5:00 p.m. and was not immediately located by family.  Search efforts lasted until around 3:00 a.m. on June 29th and resumed at around 6:00 a.m.  Mr. Kloser was safely located at his home shortly after 2:00 p.m.  Although the missing person investigation started in Clayton County the search expanded into  Delaware County where we were assisted by the following agencies:


  • Edgewood Fire Department 
  • Independence Fire Department
  • Decorah Fire Department
  • Greeley Fire Department
  • Colesburg Fire Department
  • Earlville Fire Department
  • Delaware Fire Department
  • Manchester Fire Department
  • Delhi Fire Department
  • Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit
  • Delaware County Sheriff’s Office
  • Clayton County Conversation
  • Iowa State Patrol
  • Clayton County Emergency Management
  • Delaware County Emergency Management
  • Buchanan County Emergency Management
  • State of Iowa Urban Search and Rescue / Iowa Task Force One
  • Edgewood Ambulance Service
  • Community Volunteers / Family and Friends of Mr. Kloser


The efforts of every agency and person involved assisted in the positive outcome and is a true testament of the dedication of our emergency services personnel.  


The Clayton County Sheriff's Office is currently on scene with various emergency services from Clayton and Delaware county searching for 56 year old Mark Kloser of Earlville, IA.  Kloser walked from a residence approximately one half mile east of Edgewood, IA at around 5:00 p.m. on 06/28/2019.  Kloser is approximately 5'10" and 200 lbs.  He was last seen wearing a gray shirt w/ an orange stripe, navy shorts, and black tennis shoes with socks.  Due to the terrain and recent rain, it is likely he encountered muddy conditions and may have mud on him.  He has a distinct scar on his forehead.  Kloser would be considered a dependent adult and any assistance in locating him safely are requested.  Kloser was last seen walking east near the intersection of Hilton Rd. and Hwy 3.  If anyone has information or had seen a person matching the description please contact the Clayton County Sheriff's Office at 563-245-2422.