North American Missing Persons Network
Kieran A. Murphy

Above Images: Kieran A. Murphy, circa 2001

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 15, 2001 from San Francisco, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: August 9, 1943
  • Age: 58
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Weight: 190 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Gray
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Kieran may have a moustache,
    beard or a goatee. He is a native of Ireland.

  • Details of Disappearance
    Kieran was last seen December 14, 2001 in San Francisco, CA. He may be in the company of his wife Ornaith. Their sailing vessel has been missing since December 15, 2001 from Jack London Square in Oakland, CA. The vessel is white with blue trim and a 1980 39 foot Fiberglass auxillary sail boat named the Sola III. The vessel has a distinct emblem of a round dark blue circle with a grey swirl inside located on both the right and left sides.
    The two are in the process of getting a divorce because of that friends say they doubt that the two went on a sailing voyage together. They also faced a potentially costly lawsuit stemming from a fire in one of their Sacramento apartment.
    The Coast Guard checked with harbormasters throughout the state for any sign of the couple or Ornaith Murphy's sloop.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    San Francisco Police Department

    Source Information
    California Dept. Of Justice
    Oakland Tribune, The (CA) - December 28, 2001
    The San Francisco Chronicle - December 28, 2001
    The San Francisco Chronicle - December 29, 2001
    The San Francisco Chronicle - December 31, 2001
    The San Francisco Chronicle - January 19, 2002