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Case File: Ornaith Murphy - 3414DFCA

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Ornaith Murphy

  • Case Classification: Missing
  • Missing Since: December 16, 2001
  • Location Last Seen: Oakland, Alameda County, California
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

  • Date of Birth: January 1, 1946
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 55 years
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Height at Time of Disappearance: 5' 3
  • Weight at Time of Disappearance: 150 lbs
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Alias(s) / Nickname(s): Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Both legs broken in a 1992 car accident. Suffers from arthritis and walks with a cane.
  • Dentals: Not available
  • Fingerprints: Not available
  • DNA: Not available
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Unknown
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: A 39-foot fiberglass auxiliary sailing boat named the "Solo III."
  • Circumstances of Disappearance

    Ornaith Murphy was last seen in Oakland, California on December 16, 2001. She disappeared two days after her estranged husband, Kieran Murphy , went missing from San Francisco, California. At the time, Kieran and Ornaith were in the process of divorcing and were also involved in a separate lawsuit.

    A witness possibly saw Kieran on a boat owned and operated by Ornaith, named the "Solo III," the day of his disappearance. Ornaith, an experienced sailor, was the first woman to sail solo from San Francisco to the tip of Cape Horn. The boat has not been discovered. The Solo III was captured on video leaving the Oakland port on December 15, 2001.

    Ornaith apparently spoke to her niece on the telephone the next day, but was never heard from again. Their cases both remain unsolved.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: Oakland Police Department
  • Agency Contact Person: N/A
  • Agency Phone Number: (510) 238-3775

  • Agency Case Number: 01-113909
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: MP #
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    Case Added: 2/12/15; Case Verified: 2/12/15 - By: BR / Webmaster

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