02-15-2008, 04:33 AM #1
NE - Michael O'Connor, 41, Omaha, 12 Feb 2007
It has been a year ago since an Omaha man disappeared. Omaha police are asking for the public's help finding a 40-year-old man last seen 1 year ago.
Michael O'Connor left for his job, near 13th and Farnam Streets, but never arrived, and no one has been able to locate him.
O'Connor suffers from migraine headaches.
Anyone who believes that they have seen him or knows where O'Connor may be should call police at 444-5818.
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: February 12, 2007 from Omaha, Nebraska
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth:
Weight: 250 lbs
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Hazel
Clothing: Gray hooded jacket, bright blue Columbia
jacket and a tan polo shirt
Michael O'Connor ordered lunch at an Old Market restaurant on the day he disappeared Scott Gavin, owner of Little King Restaurant at 12th and Howard Streets, said two of his employees remember serving the 40-year-old man on Feb. 12, just hours after he failed to report to work.
His family officially reported him missing the next day.
O'Connor drove his wife, Connie, to work about 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 12 and about 90 minutes later parked his car in a garage near 13th and Farnam Streets.
A videotape shows him leaving the parking garage. But he never arrived at his job in vocational rehabilitation with the Nebraska Department of Education.
His wife of seven years hasn't seen or heard from him since.
"I'm kind of taking it day by day," said Connie, who hasn't returned to work since her husband's disappearance. "I just want to make sure that he's safe. If he decided to leave, I still want to know that he's safe."
Gavin described O'Connor as a regular customer.
"All of us know him," Gavin said. "He came in, got his Royal Treat, his drink and off he goes. We're not quite figuring this one out because he's very consistent. You could set your watch to the guy."
Gavin said O'Connor always ordered his lunch to go. His employees didn't notice anything out of the ordinary the last time they served him.
"He's a good guy and good customer," Gavin said. "He was very polite, easy-going, very regular. He visited a lot of restaurants in the Old Market on a regular basis."
O'Connor is described as being 6-foot-2 and 250 pounds. He wears glasses and has a mustache and chin beard.
The Omaha Police Department said today that authorities haven't received any new leads in the case.
02-20-2008, 09:41 AM #2Registered User
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NE - Omaha, Skeletal Remains Found, Feb'08 - Michael O’Connor
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02-20-2008, 02:06 PM #3Inactive
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From this link:
This "Tests on the gender of the remains were inconclusive." is weird to me... it makes me think the bones were old enough that DNA could not be extracted from them. I hope they're able to establish an identity.
02-29-2008, 01:23 AM #4Registered User
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He was found deceased
Here is the story link.
02-29-2008, 08:44 PM #5
02-29-2008, 11:22 PM #6Registered User
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But the mystery remains as to what happened to him.
01-31-2011, 07:10 PM #7The call came in to police just after 2 p.m. Sunday. Someone found the bones near Gibson Road and Missouri Avenue, police said. They were found in a space under Veterans Memorial Bridge in south Omaha, which is filled with construction equipment and caution tape during bridge work.
"A passer-by actually found the skull and called and let us know about it," said Lt. Darci Tierney of the Omaha Police Department. "When officers got there, they found a skull as well as some skeletal remains. We don't know how long the remains have been there."
He was identified:
Omaha Police disclosed Monday the human remains found near the Veterans Memorial Bridge February 17th have been identified as an Omaha man missing for a year.
Michael O’Connor was 40 years old when last seen on video surveillance walking from a garage at 13th and Farnam on February 12, 2007.
He had dropped his wife off at work and then headed to his own job at Vocational Rehabilitation where he'd been employed for three years. He routinely parked at that garage at 13th and Farnam.
O'Connor never showed up to work that day, but several hours later he bought a sandwich at an Old Market restaurant, something else he routinely did
07-22-2011, 04:03 PM #8
Bones Found Under Bridge Identified
POSTED: 5:42 pm CST February 25, 2008
UPDATED: 11:14 am CST February 26, 2008
OMAHA, Neb. -- A man reported missing a year ago was identified on Monday as remains found under an Omaha bridge last week.
07-22-2011, 05:22 PM #9
Wow...it took them 3 years to find a body under the bridge? Something seems odd about that..Please consider my comments as my opinion. I don't ask that you agree with me and you are free to scroll past my post. Thanks for respecting my opinion as much as I respect yours.
Please help identify the unidentified photos found in the storage locker of serial killer, Rodney Alcala.
07-23-2011, 02:39 AM #10
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