Joseph Muelbl

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Above Images: Muelbl, circa 2008

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 16, 2008 from Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: January 6, 1977
  • Age: 31 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'10 - 5'11, 180 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Blond hair, blue eyes. Muelbl has a tattoo of a bulldog on his left arm; a photo of the tattoo is posted below this case summary.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Unknown, but he usually wears a baseball cap.
  • Medical Conditions: Muelbl began taking anti-anxiety medication shortly before his disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Muelbl was last seen in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on October 16, 2008. He spoke to several loved ones via cellular phone that day and sounded confused and disoriented. The last call was to his mother. He told her he loved her and he was sorry if he had hurt anyone, and then the line went dead. He has never been heard from again. He was driving a Ford Explorer SUV (sport utility vehicle) which was found abandoned in the parking lot of a Menards store in Germantown, Wisconsin the day after his disappearance.

    Muelbl is missing under suspicious circumstances. He was steadily employed with Kangaroo Brands Inc., was a devoted parent and had no reason to walk out of his life, but he may have had a serious drug problem at the time of his disappearance. He has friends in North Carolina, and he left behind a young child. His case remains unsolved.

    Bulldog tattoo
    Above: Muelbl's tattoo

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Milwaukee Police Department
    414-935-7402

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    Source Information
    Wisconsin Clearinghouse Missing and Exploited Children and Adults
    San Jose Mercury News
    620 WTMJ Newsradio
    WTMJ 4
    The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated April 22, 2009; casefile added.

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