David Koenig

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Name: David Zachary Koenig
Age: 25 years old
Last seen: February 8, 2020
Location: Branson, Missouri
Status: Missing

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Physical Description

David Koenig is a caucasian male with brown hair and brown eyes, he is 6’6 tall and weighs 245lbs. He has a muscular build and part of his middle finger is missing.

David had several tattoos including a skull with wings and the word “OMERTA” on his chest, a scorpion on his upper right arm at the shoulder, and the words “The Bull Pen Mafia” on his abdomen.

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David Koenig was last seen wearing a black shirt, two silver necklaces, and a baseball hat with the word “POLICE” on it.

Background

David Koenig was born on November 4th, 1994 to parents Tracy and Rick Koenig, he is the oldest of three children. David also goes by the names Dave or Big D.

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He is an MMA (mixed martial arts) fighter in his hometown. Professionally he worked under the name Damian Costello.

Disappearance

David Koenig was staying at the Peach Tree Inn for a couple of nights, located at 2450 Green Mountain Drive off Highway 76 in Branson, Missouri, on February 8th, 2020.

On the evening of February 7th, David messaged a couple of his friends on Facebook saying he was in trouble and was asking for help.

He sent the messages through Facebook as his current phone, which he bought secondhanded, could only connect to Wifi.

By the time his friends had seen the messages and responded to them on February 8th, David had stopped messaging.

David’s family reported him missing in March 2020. A joint missing persons investigation between the Branson Police Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol was immediately launched.

Investigation

Leads at the beginning of the investigation led authorities to believe David may have been at a friend’s house in Merriam Woods on February 9th and been in Forsythe, Missouri on February 11th.

Neither of these leads were verified.

The messages David had sent to his friends on Facebook were turned over to authorities after he was reported missing. In the messages, David had asked for a ride, and stated he needed to keep ‘hands free.’

In the past, David had gone off the grid before, but not like this, he’s also 25 years old, says his family, that is why they did not report him missing immediately.

Contact Information

If you have any information on the disappearance of David Koenig please contact the Branson Police Department at 417-334-3300, refer to Case Number BR-20-03728.

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There is a $25,000 reward being offered for any information which leads to finding David Koenig.

Resources and Further Information

NamUs

The Charley Project 

Mystery of the Missing Fighter

https://eu.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2021/09/28/mma-fighter-dave-koenig-missing-branson-missouri-search-ongoing/5814136001/

https://www.ky3.com/2021/09/06/father-missing-branson-man-breaks-silence-his-sons-disappearance/

David Koenig, amateur MMA fighter, missing since February 8, 2020

https://www.nbcnews.com/dateline/mother-mma-fighter-david-koenig-desperate-answers-months-after-son-n1233837

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