Sunday, May 19, 2019

The Disappearance of Fredrick Workman

Fredrick Workman has been missing since August 2nd, 2013. The 15 year-old was living at a juvenile youth facility in Des Moines, Iowa at the time of his disappearance. According to Fredrick’s father, Fredrick was caught breaking into cars on several different occasions and was eventually put into this probation program. On the day he vanished, Fredrick was reportedly told by a probation officer that he could not return to his home in Fairfield until he completed the program. It is believed that Fredrick left the facility on his own accord shortly thereafter. He has never been seen or heard from again. 

Years have passed since Fredrick went missing, but unfortunately there are very few details available about his disappearance. Some sources say that he might have traveled to Newton, Iowa, but it is unclear where that information came from. As time has passed without any sign of him, fears for Fredrick's safety have significantly increased. Fredrick’s father has stayed dedicated to locating his son and is continuing to spread awareness about Fredrick’s disappearance. His father explained that Fredrick had several run-ins with the law as a teenager—and he believes that Fredrick began acting out as a result of being abused by a trusted family-friend. Fredrick’s repeated run-ins with police are what ultimately landed him in the juvenile facility. It is unclear how he was able to leave the facility undetected.

Fredrick remains missing today. The Des Moines police are investigating his disappearance. If you have any information that could lead to Fredrick’s whereabouts, please contact 1-515-283-4811.


  1. I don't know why people thinks my son left the placement on his own cuz he would of came home or called me to let me he was ok..and still today he is still gone not one word on just a few weeks he has been gone 7 yrs and it is hard to deal with..he has so many new family that he has never please if anyone knows anything please contact me..thanks

    1. This is his mom Anna Shields

    2. Hi! Thank you for your response. I am so sorry for what you're going through and I hope you find answers about what happened to your son. If you'd like, you can email me with any information that you think should be included in this post. This post is only meant to spread awareness about his disappearance in hopes that somebody will come forward with information. I am happy to include any information that you think is important.

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  2. this is his sister ashley we will never give up hope until he is found i just wish we had anwser it has been ten years now and someone know something but wont come forward on what they know but if anyone know anything please help the family out if it was your love one you would want anwsers to