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Douglas R. MacKenzie

Missing Person Case September 2021

MacKenzie, approximately 1985

Date reported missing : 07/02/1985

Missing location (approx) :
Kissimmee, Florida
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Ethnicity :

DOB : 10/10/1951 (69)
Age at the time of disappearance: 33 years old
Height / Weight : 6'0 - 6'2, 180 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. MacKenzie has a full beard and mustache. He may wear eyeglasses. His nickname is Doug, he may use the last name Hoser and some Age at the time of disappearance: ncies spell his last name "McKenzie."

Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : MacKenzie was last seen in Kissimmee, Florida on July 2, 1985. He has never been heard from again. He left behind a family whom he was close to, as well as a large amount of money in his bank account.
Larry David Mooney confessed to MacKenzie's murder in 2002. He had just been sentenced to life in prison for another killing in North Carolina and had been diagnosed with terminal liver disease.
MacKenzie was Mooney's roommate in 1985, and both of them were involved in the local biker culture. Mooney stated they got into a dispute over a motorcycle, and he shot and killed MacKenzie as well as another victim, Carla King.
King's body was later found on the Florida Turnpike, but MacKenzie's body was never recovered. The case remains open in spite of Mooney's confession, as he was never charged in either death. He died in 2005. Authorities hope to recover MacKenzie's remains.

Other information and links : ncy

Osceola County Sheriff's Office

September 2021 updates and sources

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