Clarence Owens

Missing from Freeport
Missing Since February 20, 1976
Age Then: 65
Age Now: 113
Gender: Male
Race: White
Height: 5'4-5'7"
Weight: 185-190lbs
Hair Color(s):Grey
Eye Color(s):Blue
Vehicle: 1966 Chevrolet

Circumstances and Updates

Everett Hawley, 75, and 65-year-old Clarence Owens were last seen at a farm auction near the Winnebago-Ogle county line Feb. 19, 1976. They have never been found.

Update: As of March 13, 2024, the car Everett and Clarence were in has been pulled from the Pecatonica River. Human remains were also found that they are now testing.

Update: On July 11th, the Coroner released new information that revealed the remains found in the car were that of 2 human males and no evidence of trauma was found. DNA testing is still ongoing/pending.

If you have any information about Clarence Owens please call Stephenson County Sheriff at 815-235-8252

Case Updates

March 15, 2024: Added the update from March 13th.
July 14, 2024: Added the update from July 11th.

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