Michael Alan Tapley
North American Missing Persons Network
Michael Alan Tapley

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Above Images: Tapley, circa 2008

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 15, 2008 from Snowflake, Navajo County, Arizona
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: December 9, 1956
  • Age: 51
  • Height: 5'8-5'10"
  • Weight: 165-180 lbs
  • Hair Color: Brown, graying.
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Michael wears glasses.
    He is quiet and somewhat shy. Sometimes Michael wore a moustache/beard,
    mostly gray.
  • Clothing: Black leather jacket, boots, jeans,
    leather cap. He always wears a black fanny pack.
  • Case Number: 08-L01023

  • Details of Disappearance
    Tapley, a bus driver for the Snowflake Unified School District, failed to report for work February 18 for his Monday shift. He had last been seen February 15 as he was leaving work. Tapley was reported missing on Feb. 18 by a fellow employee of the Snowflake School District. He was very conscientious about his work and wouldn't have stayed home without letting his bosses know. He had told his coworkers he was going to work around the house and relax on the long weekend.

    On March 10, Tapley's wife Gina, 42, walked into the Snowflake/Taylor Police Station and said she didn't know where her husband was. Gina said she and her husband traveled to the Midwest, she dropped him off at a casino in Kansas City, Missouri, and she hadn't seen him since. Surveillance tapes in the casino didn't have any pictures of him. Family members did not hear from either until Gina contacted them March 1.

    MCAT officers and Navajo County sheriff's detectives investigated the Tapley home and property and didn't see any evidence of foul play. When Tapley's pickup, which had been abandoned in Missouri, was located by police, they found no sign of foul play in the vehicle either. When police asked Gina why she got rid of the truck, she said her husband told her they owed money on it so they needed to get rid of it There is no proof Tapley ever left Arizona.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Navajo County Sheriff
    Roger Stevens
    (928) 536-7327

    Source Information
    Kimberly Palmer - Sister
    Someone is Missing