Michael Allen McKenney

McKenney, circa 2020; Some of McKenney's tattoos

  • Missing Since 05/23/2020
  • Missing From Fairfield Township, Ohio
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Male
  • Race White
  • Age 28 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'8, 135 pounds
  • Medical Conditions McKenney has a history of drug abuse, including heroin use, and had recently gone through drug treatment; his family believes he relapsed prior to his disappearance.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. McKenney has full sleeves of tattoos on both arms, a tattoo on his chest, and a tattoo of a circular design on the back of one hand. Photos of some of his tattoos are posted with this case summary. He had a short reddish beard at the time of his disappearance.

Details of Disappearance

McKenney was last seen in Fairfield Township, Ohio; he was last heard from on May 23, 2020. At the time of his disappearance, he was living with his aunt and her family, after being discharged from a halfway house. He has never been heard from again. The next day, McKenney's recently purchased car and was found at a bird sanctuary in Hueston Woods State Park in Preble County, Ohio. His cellular phone and tablet were still inside it.

According to McKenney's aunt, he had an unexplained sore on his neck just prior to his disappearance, and she had confronted him about it, suspecting he had relapsed and was using drugs again. He had also borrowed money from one sibling and asked another one to give him money. It's possible that he overdosed or that his disappearance was otherwise drug-related. Police stated two of the possible suspects in McKenney's disappearance are now dead. His case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Butler County Sheriff's Office 513-785-1000
  • Fairfield Township Police Department 513-785-1463

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated June 30, 2021; casefile added.