Michael James Bruce

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Above: Bruce, circa 2007


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 18, 2007 from Phoenix, Arizona
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: September 15, 1968
  • Age: 38 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'11, 160 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Bruce has a scar on his right forearm and a tattoo of the name "Josephine" on his right leg.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Bruce was last seen at his mother's residence in the vicinity of the 200 block of west Southern Avenue in Phoenix, Arizona on March 18, 2007. He has never been heard from again. He may have been involved with drugs at the time of his disappearance.

    In February 2010, Shane Baker pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in Bruce's case. The previous year, he confessed to the killing and said he had put Bruce's body in a dumpster. It has never been located. Foul play is suspected in Bruce's disappearance due to the circumstances involved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Phoenix Police Department



    Source Information
    Phoenix Police Department


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 12, 2011; four pictures added.

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