Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Maurice reportedly was last seen on February 14, 1983, driving his 1981 dark brown Fleetwood Cadillac, Iowa license plate, HIZ379. The 58-year-old owned Fethke Cleaners which was located at 1209 West 26th street.
Kneifl was reported missing after he didn't show up to bring his longtime girlfriend to work. The car was never found.
Kneifl — a respected local businessman — had served as mayor of Hartington, Nebraska, for many years.
At the time of Kneifl’s disappearance, he’d been trying to convince one of his two daughters to leave her husband, who was facing his fourth incarceration. Kneifl had evidence regarding his son-in-law’s illegal activities and was prepared to testify against him. Kneifl turned up missing before he had the opportunity to testify.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Sioux City Police Department
Iowa Cold Cases