North American Missing Persons Network
Michael Way

Above Image: Way, circa 2002

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 25, 2002 from Atlanta, Georgia
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: October 26, 1977
  • Age: 24
  • Height: 5'9"
  • Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Tattoos of a cross on his back and an image
    of praying hands on his arm; Medium complexion
  • Clothing: Grey shirt, grey pants and black and white shoes
  • Case Number: 020860984

  • Details of Disappearance
    Michael Way was last seen on March 25, 2002 in Atlanta, Georgia. In June 2011, investigators announced that new evidence suggests, almost conclusively, that Mr. Way is deceased. Given recent investigation, they believe 10 to 13 persons were involved in some way with Mr. Way's disappearance and death. Most of those involved were closely associated with Mr. Way. Evidence suggests that Mr. Way was kidnapped and then killed sometime shortly thereafter, with his body being buried near a cemetery. Investigators did not disclose a motive behind Mr. Way's murder, but indicated that removing those responsible from society is important because "If they would do that to one of their own, so to speak, it's not a far reality that they would do it to someone they don't know." Michael's mother passed away in 2010; his family and children continue to look for him and wait and hope that the people responsible are brought to justice.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Atlanta Police Department
    (404) 853-4235

    Source Information
    Atlanta Police Department