John Conaway

John Conaway (Courtesy Iowa Dept. of Public Safety)

John Steven Conaway

Missing Person

Age at Report: 36
September 15, 1961
160 lbs.
Height: 5′ 10″
Race: White
Hair: Brown
Incident Type:
Disability – physical / mental
Endangered Missing
Missing From:
Council Bluffs, IA
Pottawattamie County
Case #
Missing Since:
February 9, 1998


Case summary compiled by Jody Ewing
Pottawattamie County in Iowa

Pottawattamie County in Iowa

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.

Council Bluffs in Pottawattamie County, IA

Council Bluffs in Pottawattamie County

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.

Gold 4-door Ford Taurus

John Conaway was last seen driving a gold 4-door 1989 Ford Taurus similar to this vehicle.

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.

Information Needed

If you have any information about John Conaway’s mysterious disappearance, please contact the Council Bluffs Police Department at 712-328-5737.



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