Douglas R. MacKenzie

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Above: MacKenzie, circa 1985

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 2, 1985 from Kissimmee, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: October 10, 1951
  • Age: 33 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'0 - 6'2, 180 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. MacKenzie has a full beard and moustache. He may wear eyeglasses. His nickname is Doug, he may use the last name Hoser and some agencies spell his last name "McKenzie."
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    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.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Osceola County Sheriff's Office
    407-348-2222

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    The Charlotte Observer
    The Orlando Sentinel

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 29, 2010; casefile added.

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