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1434DFMN - Victoria Jane Owczynsky

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Name: Victoria Jane Owczynsky
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: August 26, 1990
Location Last Seen: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Physical Description

Date of Birth: April 23, 1973
Age: 17 yrs old
Race: White
Gender: Female
Height: 5'0"
Weight: 110 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Nickname/Alias: None
Distinguishing Marks/Features: A birthmark under her left eye and when she was last seen, her hair was highlighted.


Dentals: Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Unknown
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

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.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Minneapolis Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Detective Chris Karakostas
Agency Phone Number: 612-673-2941
Agency E-Mail:
Agency Case Number: 90-250112

NCIC Case Number: M531282226
NamUs Case Number: 331
NCMEC Case Number: 1150452

Information Source(s)

Minessota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
Star Tribune: Newspaper of the Twin Cities; 11/6/91

Admin Notes

Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 5/19/2017

Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team

** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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