SYRACUSE — A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the safe return of Kenneth Wayne Wallace.
The reward is being offered by Wallace family members. Fliers are being posted throughout the area.
Wallace, 41, of Syracuse, was reported missing Oct. 21 by his girlfriend. “Everything about this is so not like him,” said Paul Cockerel, Wallace’s uncle.
Cockerel, of Davison, Mich., flew to Utah on Oct. 27 because Wallace has no family members living in the state.
Wallace’s mother, Patti Cockerel, lives in Belle Fourche, S.D., and his father, William Wallace, lives in Tucson, Ariz.
Cockerel said both are “extremely distraught” about the disappearance of their son, as is Wallace’s twin brother.
“I don’t know what to say when I talk to my sister,” Cockerel said.
Cockerel said he does not know how long he will stay in Utah.
“I wake up every morning and say, ‘Just a couple more days,’ and then things happen and I’m staying longer,” Cockerel said.
“I came on a one-way ticket. I don’t have a plan. I just wait every day to see what the day will hold.”
Cockerel has talked to many people in Davis County as he waits for news about the whereabouts of his nephew.
Wallace is a civilian employee at Hill Air Force Base. Cockerel said there is nothing to indicate that his nephew’s disappearance is work-related.
Wallace was last seen leaving his home, which is in the area of 1000 West and 3000 South in Syracuse, on foot between 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 21, police said.
He was wearing a lightweight black jacket, black hat, blue jeans and sandals.
Wallace is listed on the National Crime Center’s system as a missing/endangered person.
Syracuse Police Lt. Tracy Jensen said Friday that the department has not received any leads on Wallace’s whereabouts since he was last seen.
Jensen said Wallace has not used his debit card and did not take his car or his cellphone.
Wallace has had no contact with family members, friends or co-workers.
Wallace is 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighs about 170 pounds, and has a goatee, brown hair and brown eyes.
Officers searched in the Syracuse area the week after Wallace was reported missing. Rescue K-9s were part of the search, but nothing was found, Jensen said.
Police have said there is some concern that Wallace might be having some mental health problems and could be suicidal.
Anyone with information is asked to call Syracuse police at 801-825-4400.