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An Iowa man says his brother has been missing for 36 years

Published: Nov. 9, 2020 at 10:57 AM CST
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FREMONT, Iowa (KYOU) - June 30th, 1984 was an average weekend in Albia, Iowa when 21-year-old Harry Milligan took a break to spend time with friends.

But when the night ended and everyone went home that’s when everything changed. Family and friends never imagined that night would be the last they saw of him.

“Somewhere between 4:30-5:00 in the morning they dropped him off at his car and seen him drive away and no one has seen him since.”

Mark Milligan, who is Harry’s younger brother, says that although they were both adopted, the two were very close so Harry’s sudden vanishing just wasn’t like him and he has gone through a range of emotions.

“I can’t say it’s really anger but I am really upset because I just can’t imagine a town of 3,000 people, somebody disappears from the face of the earth and is never seen again and nobody knows what happened.”

Milligan who has done extensive searching around the surrounding area, in bodies of water, and even researched several documents. He says he now feels closer to finding what he’s looking for.

“I think it’s getting close, I was a cop for 21 years. I did not deal with it for 21 years because I didn’t want to be in the middle of it. I didn’t want it to affect my job so I kind of handed off to other people to look at, now I’m pretty much doing it myself.”

Mark says at this point he doesn’t want to press charges even if there was foul play involved, he just wants one thing.

“I could care less about anything else, it’s just a matter of I want someone to point me in a direction of where I can find him and bring him home.”

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