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John Steven “Steve” Conaway, 36, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, went missing sometime on Monday night, February 9, 1998. He was reported missing to the Council Bluffs Police Department on February 11, 1998.
Conaway was last seen between 10 and 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 9 at Buffalo Joe’s Food & Spirits, located near Rosenblatt Stadium in downtown Omaha, Nebraska. Conaway had gone there with a friend and had a few beers, and seemed to be in good spirits at the time.
He departed Buffalo Joe’s driving his gold four-door 1989 Ford Taurus, which has Iowa license plate number 977-CLN. He has not been seen since then, and his vehicle also remains missing.
Farnerbocken, a distributing company where Conaway worked as a sales representative, reported him missing after he failed to appear for work.
At the time of his disappearance, Conaway was described as a 5’10” white male weighing about 160 pounds. He has blue eyes, brown hair, and had a mustache and goatee.
He was last seen wearing a collared vertically-striped white long-sleeved button-down shirt and tan pants.
Family members said it was uncharacteristic for him to leave without any warning and that they are baffled by his disappearance.
Council Bluffs police initially issued an attempt-to-locate on Conaway before later changing his classification to Endangered Missing; Conaway is a diabetic and insulin-dependent.
If you have any information about John Conaway’s mysterious disappearance, please contact the Council Bluffs Police Department at 712-328-5737.