Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Joseph Muelbl disappeared under suspicious circumstances. Joseph had a steady job and left no explanation for his absence. He was last talked to via cell phone on October 16, 2008 by several people and he sounded confused, saying he was in the woods near a Menards in Germantown. Muelbl had recently begun taking an anxiety medication that he had not taken before.
He was driving a borrowed vehicle which was found on October 17, 2008 abandoned in the parking lot of a Menards in Germantown. A 10-day hunt near the Pewaukee store in October — including a two-day search of a pond by a dive team and the use of dogs, all-terrain vehicles and a helicopter — failed to turn up any sign of Muelbl.
No family members have heard from Joseph. Muelbl had a steady job with Kangaroo Brands Inc. and was devoted to his son. He did have contacts and friends in North Carolina in the past. He has not accessed his financial accounts since disappearing. Police and family said some of Muelbl’s acquaintances have said he was using illegal drugs, but his family said they have found no evidence of drug use.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel