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    Italy - Matt Mullaney, 21, Florence, Jan 2003

    Have You Seen Matt Mullaney?



    Date of Birth: November 5, 1981
    Height: 5'10"
    Weight: 175 lbs.
    Hair: Dark Brown, Thick & Wavy
    Eye Color: Hazel

    Distinguishing Features: Tattoo of a flaming shamrock on upper back, pierced ears (but no earrings), and surgical scar on left ankle.
    Interpol #: 20030404956/FUG Washington 5B/149275/03 London
    NCIS #: 1221

    Please Contact: T2Kel@aol.com

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    We are (Matt Mullaney's family), a family desperate to find our son/brother. His gentle spirit, quick wit and beautiful smile is missing from our lives. Matt is loved and missed by so many. We have been relentless in our search for him since February of 2003. Please take the time to look at his face ( and read our story) We know this is our only hope of receiving word about him. We have faith that someone out there has an answer for us. We hope and pray that you will come forward. Please help us find Matt…

    Terri, Michael, and Meg Mullaney
    Matthew’s family and many friends....

    January of 2003 was the last time any of us saw or spoke with Matt. He left home to study at the Angel Academy of Art in Florence. His calls home were full of news of new friends made, how beautiful Florence was and how much he was looking forward to connecting with other friends abroad for a trip to Amsterdam in March. His art course was tough, he said. "A lot of criticism but not much praise" were his words. But he knew he was working with the masters and expected somewhat of a challenge. He was attending the Angell Academy of Art for a semester. Because of his love and incredible talent in art he had decided ,along with us, that this was an opportunity for him to explore. Since his two years of college in Connecticut didn’t seem to work out for him we encouraged him to follow his passion – art and music.


    All seemed to be going fine until February 3, 2003 when we received a call that Matt hadn’t returned to his apartment since Friday evening, (January 31). He told his roommate he was heading out to the Lions Fountain Irish pub in Florence. A local pub frequented by American students. According to the staff, his behavior was normal and he was chatting with other students in the bar while there. At 2:30am he left – the staff not sure if he was alone or had connected with others outside the pub. That was the last anyone has seen or heard from Matt.

    According to Florence police there was no evidence of foul play. He has not used his credit, phone or ATM cards since that evening. Thank you all for taking the time to look at Matt's photos and to read our letter. We continue to have faith and we will continue our search until we find Matt.

    Matt Mullaney: Florence, Italy, January 2003 Read Irish Voice Article regarding Matt

    Visit Chi l'ha visto Website pertaining to Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by fourboys
    Have You Seen Matt Mullaney?



    Date of Birth: November 5, 1981
    Height: 5'10"
    Weight: 175 lbs.
    Hair: Dark Brown, Thick & Wavy
    Eye Color: Hazel

    Distinguishing Features: Tattoo of a flaming shamrock on upper back, pierced ears (but no earrings), and surgical scar on left ankle.
    Interpol #: 20030404956/FUG Washington 5B/149275/03 London
    NCIS #: 1221

    Please Contact: T2Kel@aol.com

    Click here for more information

    Click here for more photos of Matt

    We are (Matt Mullaney's family), a family desperate to find our son/brother. His gentle spirit, quick wit and beautiful smile is missing from our lives. Matt is loved and missed by so many. We have been relentless in our search for him since February of 2003. Please take the time to look at his face ( and read our story) We know this is our only hope of receiving word about him. We have faith that someone out there has an answer for us. We hope and pray that you will come forward. Please help us find Matt…

    Terri, Michael, and Meg Mullaney
    Matthew’s family and many friends....

    January of 2003 was the last time any of us saw or spoke with Matt. He left home to study at the Angel Academy of Art in Florence. His calls home were full of news of new friends made, how beautiful Florence was and how much he was looking forward to connecting with other friends abroad for a trip to Amsterdam in March. His art course was tough, he said. "A lot of criticism but not much praise" were his words. But he knew he was working with the masters and expected somewhat of a challenge. He was attending the Angell Academy of Art for a semester. Because of his love and incredible talent in art he had decided ,along with us, that this was an opportunity for him to explore. Since his two years of college in Connecticut didn’t seem to work out for him we encouraged him to follow his passion – art and music.


    All seemed to be going fine until February 3, 2003 when we received a call that Matt hadn’t returned to his apartment since Friday evening, (January 31). He told his roommate he was heading out to the Lions Fountain Irish pub in Florence. A local pub frequented by American students. According to the staff, his behavior was normal and he was chatting with other students in the bar while there. At 2:30am he left – the staff not sure if he was alone or had connected with others outside the pub. That was the last anyone has seen or heard from Matt.

    According to Florence police there was no evidence of foul play. He has not used his credit, phone or ATM cards since that evening. Thank you all for taking the time to look at Matt's photos and to read our letter. We continue to have faith and we will continue our search until we find Matt.

    Matt Mullaney: Florence, Italy, January 2003 Read Irish Voice Article regarding Matt

    Visit Chi l'ha visto Website pertaining to Matt
    I'm praying that you will soon have answers and that your family will remain strong during this incredibly difficult time.

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    Massachusetts mother renews plea for help finding missing son Matt Mullaney

    An eastern Massachusetts mother who has not seen her son since he disappeared in Italy nearly nine years ago is renewing her plea to the public for help.

    http://www.masslive.com/news/index.s...renews_pl.html



    Boston mother issues appeal as son missing since 2003 spotted in Ireland

    AN AMERICAN mother of two who will mark the ninth anniversary of her only son’s disappearance early next year has asked Irish people look out for him in order to put an end to her family’s suffering.

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    Since his disappearance there have been various reported sightings of Mr Mullaney in Ireland.

    More: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...309550947.html



    American mum issues desperate plea for information on missing son

    An American mother has issued a heartfelt plea for information on her missing son – reportedly spotted in Ireland on several occasions since his disappearance nine years ago.

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    This kid has been spotted, a lot. I wonder what's going on. And why he would have left his passport behind.

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    I came across this case a few days ago and spent some time reading all the info I could find. It would not surprise me if he is or was living in Ireland at some point although now may have moved on. Not sure how he would have got to Ireland though as you would need a passport even though he travelled within the EU. IMO an American in Ireland would stand out like a sore thumb (the accent) and those that say they spent time with him/had a conversation with him may well have done.

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    Whilst I hope that he is alive, I thought I would take a look at unidentified bodies as he has a distinctive tattoo. Probably means it would have been flagged up but if he died somewhere in Europe maybe this could be a complication. Does anyone know where I would look to find unidentified bodies found in Italy/Ireland/any other European country?

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    Such a baffling case that has left me wondering for years. Matt's been missing for 10 years now already.

    http://www.matthewmullaney.com/

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    What happened to this guy? I hope he is somewhere out there, alive and well, living the life he chooses to live. Just wish he would contact his family to let them know he's alright.

    To me it has always sounded like a (possibly well hidden) mental breakdown and he just wanted to get away, leaving everything behind. But it's been so long...

    A very distinctive looking man...Especially people in Ireland should watch out for him, I think. He could be anywhere though.



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    Wow. An interesting story
    So many sightings

    Hoping for the best...
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    Matt's case has been haunting me for years. What happend to him? Missing for 11 years soon.

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    http://www.lanazione.it/firenze/matt...arso-1.1379791

    Florence, October 10, 2015 - It 'a story still mysterious. The story of a boy who died. He vanished: no one has ever seen. No one, neither friends nor his family knows nothing of Matthew Mullaney, US Brockton, Massashuttes, disappeared from Florence where he was following a semester of studies. Disappeared one evening in late January and early February 2003. The case of the young man, who at the time was 23 years old, is still open on the site of the FBI.


    A few lines on the website of the Federal Bureau of Investigation speak of Matthew and place it among the "missing", those people that you have not heard from again. On his death the family has set up a website that tells the story. Matthew comes to Florence to take a course at Angel Academy of Arts, an academy for fans of art and design. A full immersion in the art in the city of art: nothing better for those who dream of becoming a painter like Matthew, who had previously attended Fairfield University in Connecticut, with poor results. The weeks in Florence, where he had arrived encouraged also by the family, run great for the young. Which tells the phone to her the beauty of the city.


    Matthew lives in an apartment in Campo di Marte. The night he disappeared, said to friends that he would go to the Lions Fountain, the pub has always haunt of foreign students in Borgo Albizi. Matthew there actually going to spend the evening. During the week she studied a lot and on weekends only allows himself a little 'entertainment. According to the testimonies collected at the time, the boy has a very normal behavior in the pub.


    Drink something and chat. E 'on the evening of Friday, January 31, 2003. Later on, out of that pub, Matthew disappears. Is approximately 2.30. There remains no trace of him. The boys with whom he shares the apartment do not see it return. After two days, Monday, February 3 contact the family sounded the alarm. No longer he used nor his phone or his credit card since.


    Where is it? Possible that in a city like Florence a person to evaporate into thin air? A question to which neither the investigators nor the Italian Americans have never been able to answer. In less than a month, Matthew celebrates 34 years. The family continues to look for him, "and we will continue until we find him," one parent said that for over ten years live in constant fear and anguish. Years have passed, but on the site of "Who has seen" remains open "files" that talks about the case of the boy. The parents were in Europe a short time after his death, searching even in Amsterdam, who had visited the city before settling in January 2003, just in Florence.


    Does anyone think that the student has fallen nell'Arno and that his body was dragged somewhere. There are several reports coming to the transmission. The maid of a pizzeria and a taxi driver swear they saw him in different circumstances in the following days in Florence. But there is no confirmation. Matthew was always in touch with family and friends. And no longer had any news of him appeared very unusual to parents. On the night he disappeared, Matthew had left his passport at home. The documents he was carrying were the Massashuttes's license and insurance card.


    Over the years, there have been various testimonials pretty reliable that lead back to Ireland. At least two people reported to have met by chance and talked to the boy, who introduced himself as Matt Massashuttes. But even here, no real response came. The Irish track is still the most accepted. Matthew, but in an unusual way, he would lose his tracks, would cut ties with all going to Ireland. I hope he is still alive. Only with a new life, but alive. As they hope the father Mike and mother Terri. Meanwhile, the city of Florence and the world, Matthew remains a ghost, became such in a January night in 2003.

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