Seamus Paddy Murphy
Murphy, approximately 2006
Date reported missing : 02/01/2006
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 05/06/1976 (45)
Age at the time of disappearance: 29 years old
Height / Weight : 6'3 - 6'4, 200 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A tan Carhartt coat, black jeans and work boots.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Murphy may use the name Michael Joseph Googin; that was his birth name and he legally changed it shortly before his disappearance. He has a tattoo of the word "Horizon" on his left shoulder.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Murphy was last seen in Eureka, California on February 1, 2006. He has never been heard from again. On February 4, Murphy's truck was found abandoned in the 18400 block of Mattole Road in Ferndale, California, south of the Mendocino Lighthouse. Few details are available in his case.
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Eureka Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
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The North Coast Journal
October 12, 2004. March 12, 2018, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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