Police Confirm Man Reported Missing in Clive is Deceased


Dr. Michael Irish

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The Clive Police Department says a man reported missing earlier this week was found dead.

Police released a statement shortly afternoon Wednesday saying 55-year-old Michael Irish’s truck was discovered at Walnut Woods Park in West Des Moines shortly before 9:00 a.m. His body was found inside. According to police, the preliminary investigation indicates Irish died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Earlier Wednesday, Clive Police had asked for the public’s help to find Irish after a missing person report was filed Monday by family. They were concerned about his well-being after last seeing him late Saturday night.

The former wife of 55-year-old Dr. Michael Irish, Dawn Irish, confirmed in a Facebook post that he has passed away.



CLIVE, Iowa – The Clive Police Department is asking for the public’s help to locate a missing man who hasn’t been seen since Saturday.

Police Chief Michael Venema says 55-year-old Dr. Michael Irish was last seen in Clive late Saturday night at his ex-wife’s residence. The family filed a missing person report Monday with Clive police because they were concerned about his recent actions and emotional state.

Police do not believe Irish is a danger to anyone else but are concerned about his well-being. He has been added to a national law enforcement database as missing, endangered.

Irish is believed to be driving a black 2016 Ford F-150 half-cab truck with an Iowa license plate of GKH 932. A social media post from his ex-wife says he was last seen wearing jeans and a white button-up shirt.

If you have any information on Irish’s location, please contact your local law enforcement agency.


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