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

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

David Koenig, a 25-year-old amateur mixed martial artist from Branson, Missouri has been missing since February 8, 2020. In March, Koenig’s family reported him missing to the Branson Police Department and a joint investigation was launched with the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Koenig, whose amateur MMA record is 3-1, was last seen at the Peach Tree Inn on Green Mountain Drive in Branson.

“He messaged a few of his friends asking for help,” Tracy Koenig, David’s mother, told Datelin in a recent interview. “He thought he might be in some sort of trouble. But by the time they read the messages and tried to respond to him, he had stopped messaging. There was no answer from him.”

Tracy explained that David had lost his phone, so he had recently bought a secondhand one with just WiFi that he used to message his friends and family.

“He’s gone off the grid before, but not like this,” Tracy said. “And he’s 25, so we didn’t report him missing for a couple of weeks. But it’s not like him to not contact anyone for this long. It’s been months. Something is wrong.”

Master Sergeant Danielle Heil with the Missouri State Highway Patrol told Dateline that investigators are looking at his disappearance as foul play because of the nature of his Facebook messages on the night he was last seen.

“He sounded like he was in distress,” Sergeant Heil said. “And wrote that he may be in trouble. This is a six-foot-six, 240-pound man — he doesn’t just disappear.”

A $5,000 reward is being offered by the Koenig family for information that leads to David’s whereabouts.

Koenig is described as 6’6″, weighing 240 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He has numerous tattoos, including a scorpion on his right upper arm, the word “OMERTA” on his chest and “The Bullpen Mafia” on his abdomen.” Part of his middle finger on his left hand is missing.

Koenig’s last MMA fight was in March 2017.  He was riding a three fight win-streak, all by finish in the first round and under one minute.

Anyone with information about David’s whereabouts is asked to call the Branson Police Department at 417-334-3300.

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