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

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  1. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    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/gallery/ncmaprofile_all.php?A200300843W

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/a/ashby_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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  3. Blair

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    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/2009/06/21/michael-eugene-ashby/
     
  4. leilarose68

    leilarose68 Well-Known Member

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    his disappearance wasn't reported until a year later? WHAT?
     
  5. Redux

    Redux Well-Known Member

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    I think it would actually be 5 months, but even that is a long time. I wonder why it took so long.
     
  6. MagnoliaMountain

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

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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.
     
  8. FigTree

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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
     
  9. Sleuthster

    Sleuthster Well-Known Member

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    The doe's probable year of death is 1993 and Michael disappeared in 1992.
     
  10. FigTree

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    Yes, the time difference is just over 9 months.
    I also noticed that there were 2 discrepancies in the reporting -
    (1) https://nebraskamissing.wordpress.com/2009/06/21/michael-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
     
  11. FigTree

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


     
  12. FigTree

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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
     
  13. Sleuthster

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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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