This week’s Crime of the Week focuses on a missing person from Fairfield County.

Michael P Messmore


On August 24, 2023 a missing persons report was filed regarding Michael P Messmore, DOB: 03-17-1979, 5’9”, 160lb, brown hair, brown eyes. Michael was last seen on August 21, 2023 by family. It is unknown what Michael was wearing at the time of his disappearance. Since his disappearance his cellphone has been turned off or not charged.

Det. Kelli Stats from Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office is the investigating detective.

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