Thomas Patrick Mooney
Mooney, approximately 1985
Date reported missing : 05/13/1985
Missing location (approx) :
Haines City, Florida
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 01/22/1903 (118)
Age at the time of disappearance: 82 years old
Height / Weight : 6'0, 160 pounds
Medical conditions : Mooney has a history of becoming disoriented.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. White hair, blue eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Mooney was last seen in Haines City, Florida on May 13, 1985. He had gotten his lawnmower fixed at a repair shop and was on his way home. He lived alone with his dog in North Lake Lowery Estates. A neighbor saw him at 4:00 p.m., putting his lawnmower in the trunk of his car.
Mooney has never been heard from again. His car, a gray 1978 Ford coupe with the Florida license plate number CKA1967, was discovered unlocked and abandoned the next day, stuck in the mud in a citrus grove a mile from his house. Mooney's lawnmower was inside the car and his dog was nearby. There was no sign of him at the scene. His case remains unsolved.
Mooney is a retired police officer.
Other information and links : ncy
Polk County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
The Doe Network
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
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