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Case File 1434DFMN


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Victoria Jane Owczynsky
Missing since August 26, 1990 from Minneapolis, Hennepin Co, Minnesota.
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: April 23, 1973
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 17 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'0"; 110 lbs
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair (highlighted when last seen); brown eyes. Birth mark under left eye.
  • Dentals: Information/Charting Available
  • DNA: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Owczynsky was last seen at approximately 13:00 at her residence in the vicinity of the 1800 block of University Avenue NE in Minneapolis, MN.
Vicky had been living with a girlfriend in northeast Minneapolis when she disappeared. She had moved to the house, four blocks from her mother's, about a month earlier. When she woke up on August 26, other members of the bustling household were filing out to church. At 09:45, Vicky called her mother and said she'd stop by about noon.

About 15 minutes later, she had a three-way phone conversation with her boyfriend, who was in the Ramsey County jail, and a girlfriend, who she agreed to meet at the park at noon. She said she had just stepped out of the bath and needed to dress and fix her hair.
While she was still talking to her girlfriend, Vicky abruptly began laughing. She explained that a man had just walked in with two black eyes and he looked funny. It was the father of the family she was living with, who had been ordered out of the house by Hennepin County two years earlier after being accused of sexually assaulting his daughters.

Vicky then called her stepfather and asked for a ride to the park, but he said he was busy painting a neighbor's house. He heard her ask someone in the house for a ride.
About 10:30, two neighbors saw Vicky leave in a pickup truck with the man who had appeared at the house during the phone conversation. About 20 minutes later, the man returned to the house, and began unloading scrap metal from the truck.

Vicky never arrived at the park or her mother's house.
Police spoke with the man who neighbors say Vicky left with and ordered a search of his truck and apartment in a building he manages. The man acknowledged that he had seen Vicky and that they had talked outside, but says she never was in his pickup.

Foul play is suspected.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Minneapolis Police Department
Gerhart Wehr

Agency Case Number: 90-250112

NCIC Number: M531282226
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
Namus MP #331
Star Tribune: Newspaper of the Twin Cities 11/6/91

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