AZ AZ - Douglas Mueller, 19, Scottsdale, 15 March 1977

Discussion in 'Cold Cases' started by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Former Member

    Messages:
    21,215
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    0
    [​IMG]
    Douglas Alan Mueller

    Endangered Missing

    Missing From: Scottsdale, Arizona

    Missing Since: March 15, 1977

    Age: 19 -- Height: 6'0"-6'1" -- Weight: 175-185 lbs -- Hair Color: Blonde -- Eye Color: Blue


    Douglas was last seen at work in Scottsdale, Arizona on March 15, 1977. His car was discovered almost a month later at the Phoenix airport. His father received a message saying that Douglas had been kidnapped, and demanding money for his safe return.


    Doe Network

    NamUs

    Charley Project
     
  2. Loading...


  3. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Former Member

    Messages:
    21,215
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Douglas Alan Mueller
    [​IMG]
    Mueller, 19, disappeared from Scottsdale, Arizona on March 15, 1977. His family got a note from people saying he had been kidnapped. The note demanded a ransom for his safe return. Mueller's family paid the ransom but he never came home.

    His leg bone was found in a remote area of Phoenix called Pinnacle Peak in 2006. It wasn't identified until 2011. His death is being investigated as a homicide.

    http://www.charleyproject.org/resolved.html
     
  4. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Former Member

    Messages:
    21,215
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Former Faribault County Commissioner Barb Steier has had some recent experience with this kind of case.

    Her 17-year-old cousin, Doug Mueller, went missing in the Phoenix, Ariz., area in 1977.

    A ransom note was found and the ransom paid by Steier’s uncle and aunt, but the ransom was never picked up.

    Over the years the case grew cold. There were ‘sightings’ of Doug many times, but they never panned out.

    Five years ago a human leg bone was found in a remote area of Phoenix called Pinnacle Peak.

    Finally this last spring an investigator researched all the many missing persons cases in the Phoenix area (I guess there are many of them) and came across the case of Doug Mueller.

    A DNA test, which took quite a while to complete, matched the DNA of the bone to that of other members of the Mueller family. It was, indeed, Doug Mueller’s leg bone.

    Steier says the family has wondered for over 30 years what happened to Doug and now they at least have some closure.

    However, the exact details of his death are not known. His death has become a homicide case and is still being investigated.

    But the trail is quite cold and may never be solved.

    More: http://www.faribaultcountyregister....DNA-doesn-t-always-give-answers.html?nav=5001
     
  5. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

    Messages:
    17,195
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    0
  6. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

    Messages:
    17,195
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    0
  7. Cubby

    Cubby fly the W!

    Messages:
    75,221
    Likes Received:
    84
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Wow. I am glad the family finally has answers. I pray some leads open up in this case as to who was responsible. My thoughts and prayers are with Dougs family, friends and all who knew and loved him.
     
  8. believe09

    believe09 Active Member

    Messages:
    28,114
    Likes Received:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    38
    RIP Doug. My heart goes out to your family and the law enforcement officers who never stopped searching.
     
  9. Fairy1

    Fairy1 Divided We Fall

    Messages:
    9,882
    Likes Received:
    167
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Wow. Just wow! I hope they can find the murderer(s) after all these years.
     
  10. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

    Messages:
    21,517
    Likes Received:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Listed as a cold case by Scottsdale PD:

    http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/Police/...ision/Crimes_Against_Persons_Section/coldcase

     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice