Name: Michael Allen McKenney
Age: 28 years old
Last seen: May 22, 2020
Location: Fairfield Township, Ohio
Status: Found deceased in December 2022
28 year old Michael McKenney was last seen in Fairfield Township, Ohio on May 22, 2020. He hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
Michael McKenny was born to mother Yalonda Middleton.
Michael loved the outdoors, and was known to frequent Hueston Woods State Park. Two weeks before he disappeared he purchased a car.
At the time of his disappearance, Michael was living with his aunt and her family in Fairfield Township, Ohio, and had recently been discharged from a halfway house.
According to his aunt things in the house had recently become tense, as she suspected he may have relapsed after seeing a sore on his neck.
Michael McKenney was last seen at his aunts house in Fairfield Township, Ohio on May 22, 2020. He reportedly packed up his clothing and left her house without telling anyone.
Michael was reported missing the following day.
On May 30, 2020, Michael’s car was found by an Ohio Department of Natural Resources officer at a bird sanctuary in Hueston Woods State Park. His cell phone and tablet were found inside, however his wallet, keys, and vape pen were missing.
Michael’s car was processed by the Ohio Bureau of Investigations and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and the people he had recently been in contact with were interviewed by police, however they were unable to find any direct evidence of a crime.
Large areas of the state park were searched, but no trace of Michael was found.
Investigators state that two people who may have been with Michael on the day he disappeared have since passed away. One died from an overdose, and the other from medical issues.
In December 2020, police searched a lake near the Linden Lake Apartments after receiving information about possible evidence related to Michael’s disappearance, however the search turned up empty.
Michael’s Remains Found in Hueston Woods State Park
On December 7, 2022, human remains were found in Hueston Woods State Park, at the at the Butler County/Preble County border. They were found in a remote area on a farm, about a mile from where McKenney’s car was found back in 2020.
The Fairfield Township Police Department says they found evidence that leads them to believe the remains likely belong to Michael, though positive identification will be made by the Coroner’s Office.
The Preble County Coroner’s Office has possession of the remains, and an autopsy will be performed at the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. The Fairfield Township Police continue to investigate the case, along with the ODNR.
Update: In February 2023, DNA results confirmed that the remains are those of Michael McKenney. Authorities continue to investigate his case, but at this time they do not suspect foul play.
Caucasian male with brown hair and brown eyes. Michael is 5’8 tall and weighs 135 pounds.
Michael has has full sleeve tattoos on both of his arms, a tattoo on his chest, and a tattoo of a circular design on the back of one hand.
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Michael McKenney please contact the Butler County Sheriff’s Office at (513) 785-1000, or the Fairfield Township Police Department at (513) 785-1463.
Resources & Further Information
Michael Allen McKenney – NamUS
Help Us Bring Michael McKenney Home – Facebook
Bring Michael McKenney Home – GoFundMe
Episode 302: Michael McKenney – The Vanished Podcast
Michael Allen McKenney – Charley Project
News & Media Links
Two Butler County Mothers Continue Tireless Searches for Missing Sons – Journal News
Family of Missing Man Hires Private Investigator to Help With Search Efforts – Fox19
Family of Missing Man Won’t Stop Searching – Oxford Observer
Police Search Lake for Missing Fairfield Township Man – WCPO
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