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    NE - Michael Ashby, 23, Omaha, 24 Aug 1992

    The Doe Network:
    Case File 399DMNE

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/399dmne.html

    Michael Eugene Ashby
    Missing since August 24, 1992 from Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska.
    Classification: Endangered Missing


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    Vital Statistics

    •Date Of Birth: March 3, 1969
    •Age at Time of Disappearance: 23 years old
    •Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 6'1", 140 lbs.
    •Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Blue eyes; red hair.
    •Marks, Scars, Tattoos: Tattoo of a "unicorn" on left arm. Tattoo of a "skull with a dagger in it" on right arm. He has a discoloration on his back, a discoloration on the forehead and a scar on the forehead
    •Clothing: He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, blue jeans and white tennis shoes.
    •DNA: Available


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    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Ashby was last seen on Park Avenue and South 29th Street.
    He indicated he was going on a date but never arrived.


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    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

    Omaha Police Department
    402-444-5657

    Agency Case Number: 67577H

    NCIC Number: M-614688990
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    NMCO

    http://www.theyaremissed.org/ncma/ga...hp?A200300843W

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...y_michael.html

    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/63
    NamUs Profile:
    Dental: NA
    DNA: Sample submitted, tests complete
    Fingerprints: NA

    No archived articles that I could find.

    Michael has been missing 18 years. Come home soon.

    No age given for this photo, he looks very young here.
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    Last edited by Kat; 08-24-2010 at 11:41 AM. Reason: add state prefix

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    Small update

    Michael has been missing for 20 years this year. His current age is 44.

    http://omahacrimestoppers.net/missing.aspx

    There appears to have been a small addition to the information initially released about his case; the authorities report he may be or may once have been in the Chicago area.

    Missing As Of: 01/05/1993
    Last Known Location
    Ashby was last seen at his residence on North 16th Street in Omaha, NE on 8/1/92. At that time Ashby was leaving to go on a date with an unknown female. Ashby was reported missing 1/5/93. Ashby may be in the Chicago area.


    Additionally, Michael is reported to have actually gone missing in August 1992. His disappearance was not reported until Janurary 1993.

    http://nebraskamissing.wordpress.com...-eugene-ashby/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blair View Post
    Michael has been missing for 20 years this year. His current age is 44.

    http://omahacrimestoppers.net/missing.aspx

    There appears to have been a small addition to the information initially released about his case; the authorities report he may be or may once have been in the Chicago area.

    Missing As Of: 01/05/1993
    Last Known Location
    Ashby was last seen at his residence on North 16th Street in Omaha, NE on 8/1/92. At that time Ashby was leaving to go on a date with an unknown female. Ashby was reported missing 1/5/93. Ashby may be in the Chicago area.


    Additionally, Michael is reported to have actually gone missing in August 1992. His disappearance was not reported until Janurary 1993.

    http://nebraskamissing.wordpress.com...-eugene-ashby/
    his disappearance wasn't reported until a year later? WHAT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leilarose68 View Post
    his disappearance wasn't reported until a year later? WHAT?
    I think it would actually be 5 months, but even that is a long time. I wonder why it took so long.

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    That only picture must have been taken a few years before he went missing. I hate that.

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    The picture appears to me to be a school portrait -- between the posing, the backdrop, the clothes, and the slightly pained expression, etc. But that would mean it was at least 3 to 4 years out of date at the time of Michael's disappearance given his age.

    That long of a gap between his disappearance & the initial report might indicate either a lot of isolation from friends/family/acquaintenances OR possibly a history of going off the grid. Or both. Either way, how sad.

    Eta: i cant add. 5 to 6 years old, I mean.

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    Missing Person Michael Ashby - NAMUS
    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/63/0/

    Just came across this UID on NAMUS and wondered if it could be Michael Ashby:
    The body found had been burnt and was unrecognisable - which may mean Michaels distinctive tattoos could have gone from the body.
    Height is in range to the inch
    Weight is in range to 8 lbs (10 months between disappearance and UID discovery)
    Hair: exact match
    Location found: is 17 hrs away from where Michael was last seen - Michael was thought to be travelling.
    Michael went missing: August 24, 1992 - UID body found June 14, 1993


    UID: NAMUS: Case number 93-566
    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/2648

    Date Found: June 14, 1993
    Estimated age: 20-60 years old (Michael was 23 years old)
    Race: White (Michael was white)
    Sex: Male
    Weight (pounds): 132, Measured (Michael was 140lbs)
    Height (inches): 71, Measured (Michael was 73 inches or 6 foot +/- 1 inches)
    Head hair: Red/Auburn - light colored and short (Michaels hair description same as)
    Eye Colour - unknown
    Body Parts Inventory - All parts recovered
    Dentals & Fingerprints - available
    DNA - not available
    Body conditions: Not recognizable - Charred/burned
    Probable year of death: 1993 to 1993
    Estimated postmortem interval: Hours

    Circumstances: Found in a locked burned trailer.

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    I have made a submission to both case managers for a comparison as Fingerprints & Dental are available for the UID - but not DNA.
    Dentals are not available for Michael, but Fingerprints are available elsewhere - and DNA is available.


    Map of (1) address where Michael was said to have last been seen - to where the UID was found.

    Michael Ashby MP.JPG

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    Quote Originally Posted by FigTree View Post
    Missing Person Michael Ashby - NAMUS
    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/63/0/

    Just came across this UID on NAMUS and wondered if it could be Michael Ashby:
    The body found had been burnt and was unrecognisable - which may mean Michaels distinctive tattoos could have gone from the body.
    Height is in range to the inch
    Weight is in range to 8 lbs (10 months between disappearance and UID discovery)
    Hair: exact match
    Location found: is 17 hrs away from where Michael was last seen - Michael was thought to be travelling.
    Michael went missing: August 24, 1992 - UID body found June 14, 1993


    UID: NAMUS: Case number 93-566
    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/2648

    Date Found: June 14, 1993
    Estimated age: 20-60 years old (Michael was 23 years old)
    Race: White (Michael was white)
    Sex: Male
    Weight (pounds): 132, Measured (Michael was 140lbs)
    Height (inches): 71, Measured (Michael was 73 inches or 6 foot +/- 1 inches)
    Head hair: Red/Auburn - light colored and short (Michaels hair description same as)
    Eye Colour - unknown
    Body Parts Inventory - All parts recovered
    Dentals & Fingerprints - available
    DNA - not available
    Body conditions: Not recognizable - Charred/burned
    Probable year of death: 1993 to 1993
    Estimated postmortem interval: Hours

    Circumstances: Found in a locked burned trailer.

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    I have made a submission to both case managers for a comparison as Fingerprints & Dental are available for the UID - but not DNA.
    Dentals are not available for Michael, but Fingerprints are available elsewhere - and DNA is available.


    Map of (1) address where Michael was said to have last been seen - to where the UID was found.

    Michael Ashby MP.JPG
    The doe's probable year of death is 1993 and Michael disappeared in 1992.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleuthster View Post
    The doe's probable year of death is 1993 and Michael disappeared in 1992.

    Yes, the time difference is just over 9 months.
    Michael went missing: August 24, 1992 (NAMUS) - UID body found June 14, 1993
    I also noticed that there were 2 discrepancies in the reporting -
    (1) https://nebraskamissing.wordpress.co...-eugene-ashby/
    (2) https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/63/0/

    The last known address Michael was seen:
    (1) North 16th Street in Omaha, NE on 8/1/92.
    (2) Park Avenue and South 29th Street.

    Date last seen:
    (1) 1st August, 1992
    (2) 24th August, 1992 09:53

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    Received correspondence from Michaels NAMUS Agency Contact - that was quick!


    Thank you for your email.
    We'll communicate with law enforcement on whether or not they would like to compare the below referenced missing person and unidentified.
    Thank you for your time.


    Take Care,
    Melissa Gregory
    Regional System Administrator


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    Not a match - but it seems LE did check in with the data given - so thank-you to those Officials who followed up the submission.
    Much appreciated!

    Michael Ashby has been placed on the exclusion list for NAMUS UID:
    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/2648
    NamUs UP # 2648
    ME/C Case Number: 93-566
    Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
    20 to 60 year old White Male

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    Last edited by Sleuthster; 03-24-2015 at 09:26 AM.
    Cindi Lou


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    Three years after I first commented on this post, Mr. Ashby's disappearance still troubles me. Not only is there such a void of information about this (once) young man, but to know that no one reported him missing for MONTHS after he disappeared & to know that the sole photo available of him was minimum half-a-decade out of date -- it's frustrating b/c it paints a portrait of someone who was alone in his life. (I could be wrong, I know this board has seen threads where family/friends are maintaining silence for personal reasons & perhaps that's the case here, in which case my heart goes out to them.)

    I feel like he *should* be someone recognizable, too. How many red-haired men with unicorn tattooes can there be?

    I hope he is safe or at peace somewhere.

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    Wondering if an age progressed pic. might be in the works?
    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/63/1
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