Steven Earl Applegate

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Above: Steven, circa 2010

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 8, 2010 from Plattsmouth, Nebraska
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: July 30, 1992
  • Age: 17 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'10, 115 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue or brown eyes.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A gray sweatshirt, blue jeans and black sneakers.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Steven was last seen near the Missouri River toll bridge on U.S. Highway 34 in Plattsmouth, Nebraska at 3:30 p.m. on January 8, 2010. Witnesses saw him get out of his car and jump off the bridge into the river. He has never been heard from again and an extensive search turned up no sign of his remains.

    Steven was a senior at Plattsmouth High School at the time of his presumed suicide, an honors student. He was involved in many extra-curricular activities, and was also taking classes at South Omaha Metropolitan Community College. He worked two jobs and was considering a career in the culinary or health fields. He left behind a brother and numerous other relatives.

    Some agencies give the date of Steven's disappearance as January 8 or February 9, 2010. His body has never been found.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Cass County Sheriff's Office
    402-296-9370

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    Source Information
    Nebraska State Patrol
    The Cass Journal
    NamUs
    The Lincoln Journal Star
    1011 HD

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 7, 2014; casefile added.

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