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Joe Neff, Bar Owner Missing in OK Since May 13, 2009 … Found Blood and Signs of a Struggle in Bar (UPDATE: Found Deceased)

62 year old Joe Neff has not been seen since Wednesday, May 13, 2009 when his girlfriend came to the Long Branch Saloon, 68155 U.S. 59, near Poteau, OK and found signs of a violent crime. Blood and signs of a struggle were discovered at his business. Also, police found that thousands of dollars in cash had been taken from a safe in his home. Neff was last seen at about 9 a.m. Thursday in a local store.

Neff was last seen at about 9 a.m. Thursday in a local store. Prior to that, a female friend of his reported seeing Neff at around 7 a.m., said LeFlore County Sheriff Bruce Curnutt.

Investigators interviewed people who have been banned from the bar, but nothing came up during the interviews that led police to believe someone had held a grudge. Neff has not had to ban anyone from the bar recently, Curnutt said.

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations spent much of Friday at Neff’s home, on Country Club Road, just outside of Poteau city limits. Authorities conducted a ground search for Neff Friday: however, but planned to expand the search today and Sunday to include bodies of water.

Authorities are investigating a possible homicide as their were signs of violence but no body.

Friends and family of Joe Neff conduct their own search for their missing loved one.

Neff was discovered missing Thursday after an employee at his business found blood and signs of a struggle.

Police have been searching the ground, and they hope to begin searching bodies of water this weekend.

His friends are now just waiting to hear what has become of Joe Neff.
“He loved everyone. He never met a stranger he couldn’t take in as family. He had a real big heart and a lot of love in that heart,” said Harmon.

A $10,000 reward has been setup for any information that may lead to Neff’s whereabouts.

If anyone has any information regarding this case, please call the Le Flore County Sheriff’s Department at (918) 647-2317, or the OSBI Tip Line at 1-800-522-8017

UPDATE I: The Body of Joe Neff Recovered, Found Deceased

Sadly, but not unexpectedly, the body of 62 year old Joe Neff was discovered by two fishermen Sunday evening.  The body was recovered from a strip pit west of Pocola at approximately 8 p.m. May 17, 2009.

The investigation continues as to who was responsible for themurder of Joe Neff.

Following days of searching for Joe Neff, the 62-year-old’s body was found by fishermen in a strip pit off Davis Road in Pocola on Sunday.
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“As far as suspects, we have a lot of people we are questioning but we cannot get into (whether) there are injuries (on the body),” LeFlore County Sheriff Bruce Curnutt said.

May 16th, 2009 at 08:48pm Posted by | Crime/Murder, Found Deceased, Missing, Missing Adult | 2 comments

Kate and Gerry McCann, The Parents of Missing Madeleine McCann Say they will Sue Portuguese Police

Kate and Gerry McCann, the parents of missing Madeleine “Maddy” McCann say they will sue Goncalo Amaral, the former Portuguese police officer who at one time led the investigation of their daughter’s disappearance. The parents of Madeleine McCann said that they were going top sue the former police officer for defamation over claims he made that the McCann’s were involved in concealing dead body of their daughter.

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Kate and Gerry McCann said on Saturday they will sue Goncalo Amaral for defamation over claims he has made that Madeleine is dead and that the McCanns were involved in concealing her body.

The McCanns won a libel case last year against a British newspaper that had made similar claims.

Amaral was removed from the case in October 2007 after he criticized British police to a Portuguese newspaper. He later retired.

3 year old Madeleine McCann as been missing since May 3, 2007 when she disappeared from the resort that her family was staying in Praia da Luz, Portugal. She has never been seen since.

May 16th, 2009 at 08:26pm Posted by | abduction, child welfare, kidnapped, Madeleine McCann, Missing, Missing Children, Pictures | no comments