Michael Pierce Madden
North American Missing Persons Network
Michael Pierce Madden

Above Images: Madden

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 15, 1986 from Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: October 29, 1953
  • Age: 32
  • Height: 5'9"
  • Weight: 150 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Blonde/Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Steel pins in left knee, glasses.
  • Case Number: 86B24317

  • 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.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Bellingham Police Department
    (360) 676-6941

    Source Information
    CA DOJ
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer