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Garrett Walker biography: 10 things about University of Alabama student from Mt. Airy, Maryland


Garrett Winston James Walker was from Maryland, United States. Here are 10 more things about him:


  1. His family is from Mount Airy, Maryland.
  2. He lived in Wesley Place, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. 
  3. He is Andrew Walker and Debbie Walker’s son.
  4. He has two twin brothers including Mitchell Walker. They have one sister.
  5. He was a private pilot with significant aviation experience.
  6. In 2019, he enrolled at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa to pursue a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering. He selected the university to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps as an engineer.
  7. He was last seen at The Gray Lady on Greensboro Avenue in Tuscaloosa at 1:15 a.m. on November 7, 2021. He was reportedly heading home to Wesley Place. In the afternoon, his parents reported him missing after police found his cell phone at the Riverwalk in Tuscaloosa.
  8. At around 4:00 p.m. on November 9, 2021, divers recovered his body in the Black Warrior River in Alabama.
  9. He died at the age of 20.
  10. His family organized a GoFundMe fundraiser to support a reward for information on his whereabouts. It was converted into a memorial scholarship fund in his name after he was found dead on November 9, 2021. That day, it reached $46,348 donations, surpassing its $5,000 goal.

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