Michael James Delaney

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Above: Delaney, circa 2008


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 3, 2008 from Davenport, Iowa
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: August 18, 1958
  • Age: 49 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'10, 190 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Delaney was last seen in Davenport, Iowa on July 3, 2008. He has never been heard from again. He lived with his teenage daughter at the time of her disappearance, and contacted her several times a day. Delaney's truck, a white extended-cab 1999-2004 Chevrolet Silverado with "Z-71" on the side of the box, disappeared with him. He had recently purchased the truck and hadn't registered or licensed it, and it had a license plate that didn't belong to it. Delaney wasn't eligible to register a vehicle because of his driving history. A photo of the truck is posted below this case summary.

    Mark Edward Handlon is considered a person of interest in Delaney's case. A photo of him is posted below this case summary. He is wanted for stealing money from a Moline, Iowa restaurant, and for taking a white 2000 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck from a Bettendorf, Iowa dealership in June 2008. This may have been the car Delaney was driving. Authorities haven't stated why they think Handlon may have been involved in his disappearance.

    Delaney is missing under suspicious circumstances and foul play is possible in his case. His disappearance remains unsolved.

    Truck Handlon
    Left: Delaney's truck;
    Right: Mark Edward Handlon


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


    Source Information
    The Quad-City Times
    Iowa Cold Cases


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 1, 2015; date of birth added.

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