Joseph “Joe” Edward Waisanen

Updated April 30, 2016: The search for Joseph Waisanen has ended. On April 29, 2016, a body was located which was later confirmed to be Joseph Waisanen.  Rest in peace Sir.

SEARCH_ENDEDJoseph “Joe” Edward Waisanen is a U.S. Army Veteran who went was last seen on Sunday, March 20, 2016 around 10:30 a.m. on Baraga Avenue in L’Anse, Michigan.  Joseph Waisanen was last seen driving his blue, 1998 Chevrolet Silverado 2-door extended cab pickup, Michigan license plate: CKT-0729. The truck has extensive rust on the body.

Update: On April 19, 2016, it was reported that the truck belonging to Army Veteran Joseph Waisanen was located over the weekend, disabled and stuck in the muddy road deep in the woods of the Huron Mountains, near 40 Foot Falls.  Search and Rescue (SAR) groups along with K-9 teams searched the woods 12 miles west of Big Bay. A State Police Aviation Unit has also joined the search for Joseph Edward Waisanen. 

Joseph Waisanen is 33 years old as of the date he went missing in March 2016.  Joseph Waisanen is described as a whie male standing 6 feet 6 inches tall and weighing approximately 240 pounds.  Joseph Waisanen has short red hair, blues eyes and acne scarring on his face and body.   He was last seen wearing a t-shirt, jeans, black tennis shoes and a black Carhartt hooded coat.

If you have any information about the whereabouts of Joseph “Joe” Edward Waisanen, contact the Michigan State Police at 906-337-2211 or dial 9-1-1. (NamUs MP # 33065)





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