Press release: Family asking community to help find missing 23-year-old man

Owen Busey, 23-years-old, has been reported missing. (Courtesy photo)

The following press release was sent to members of the media Thursday.


February 4th, 2021

The Busey Family is Seeking Public’s Assistance with Missing Person Search: Thomas, Elizabeth, and Hannah Busey are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Owen Busey, age 23, who was reported missing from his home in the Park Ridge East neighborhood of Bloomington, Indiana on February 1st, 2021.

Owen Busey is described as an white male, age 23, approximately 5’8” and 130 lbs, with medium length curly brown hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing black pants, a light jacket, and white athletic shoes. He is definitely under dressed for the weather.

His photo accompanies this news release.Owen Busey was seen leaving his home at approximately1am, the night of February 1st. His last reported sighting was at approximately 2:30pm February 2nd, 2021 walking along South Shore Drive near Lake Lemon. He frequents the Mellencamp Woods, Cedar Bluffs, and local parks, all of which local law enforcement are coordinating to search with drones and dog teams. Owen Busey is considered at risk because of his mental state and his light clothing, unsuited for the current weather conditions.

The family is requesting that anyone with rural property in the surrounding counties check their property, including sheds and cabins,to see if Owen may be sheltering there during the inclement weather. The family asks all concerned citizens to respect private property and allow home and land owners to lead the searches on their own property.

Anyone who sees Owen Busey should immediately call their local law enforcement agency. Please be prepared to provide his current location and clothing description. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the non-emergency Bloomington police line at 812-339-4477 or the family directly at 812-345-3840.

For press inquiries, please contact 812-340-7144.”

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