Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Michael was last seen on September 15, 1986, in Bellingham, Washington, by his landlady. Madden was a full-time student at Western Washington University in Bellingham, 90 miles north of Seattle. He lived on a Veterans Administration disability pension.
William Milligan rented a post office box in Madden's name and diverted all his money there, including a $7,000 GI Bill check for his education. Milligan sold Madden's car a few days after he disappeared. Milligan told investigators that he loaned Madden money and that Madden gave him the car in exchange for the loan. Milligan suffers from multiple personalities and was a fugitive for five months from an Ohio mental hospital. He became acquainted with Michael Madden while they lived in the same apartment house. Foul play is suspected.
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Bellingham Police Department