Douglas R MacKenzie

Above: MacKenzie, circa 1985

  • Missing Since 07/02/1985
  • Missing From Kissimmee, Florida
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth 10/10/1951 (66)
  • Height and Weight 6'0 - 6'2, 180 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. MacKenzie has a full beard and mustache. He may wear eyeglasses. His nickname is Doug, he may use the last name Hoser and some agencies spell his last name "McKenzie."

Details of Disappearance

MacKenzie was last seen in Kissimmee, Florida on July 2, 1985. He has never been heard from again. He left behind a family whom he was close to, as well as a large amount of money in his bank account.

Larry David Mooney confessed to MacKenzie's murder in 2002, shortly after he was sentenced to life in prison for another killing in North Carolina. Mooney was dying of liver disease when he made his confessions. MacKenzie was his roommate at the time, and both of them were involved in the local biker culture. The two men got into a dispute over a motorcycle and Mooney shot and killed MacKenzie as well as another victim, Carla King. King's body was later found on the Florida Turnpike, but MacKenzie's body was never recovered. The case remains open in spite of Mooney's confession, as he was never charged in either death. He died in 2005.

Authorities hope to recover MacKenzie's remains.

Investigating Agency

  • Osceola County Sheriff's Office 407-348-2222

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated July 29, 2010; casefile added.