“I hate to think the worst has happened, but at this point, my family and I just want closure,” Michael Muse states as he speaks of the disappearance of his youngest son, Christian, who disappeared 3 years ago on July 15, 2012 at the age of 19.
Christian Muse, or “Twin” as he is known, has been missing now for just over 3 years. Birthdays and holidays have come and gone with still no word from Muse. There have been reports of sightings at a Walmart in DC as recently as last weekend and a possibility that he could be in Atlanta or North Carolina, but for 3 years, Muse has been missing and his bank account has not been touched. His family fears that he could possibly have amnesia or some type of mental illness.
Michael Muse, a legend on the Washington, D.C. area music scene as a former member of Rare Essence and Proper Utensils now performing as a solo artist, explains that when he initially filed a missing person report in Prince Georges County’s District 4 they said that the case was “Non Critical”.
Muse shares, “NBC 4 is the only television channel that even covered this. On November 8, 2013, we held a candlelight vigil to try to draw some attention to this, reporter Shomari Stone was there and NBC showed 48 seconds of it. We have reached out to all of the local news outlets and no one else has shown an interest. We thought that Fox 5 would have done something. I have done everything that I can think of including exhausting my 401K for the $10,000 to put up for reward money.”
“About 9 months after Christian went missing, a DC police detective, in conjunction with the FBI, contacted me. He was looking for Christian for information regarding a child pornography ring that had exploited him and other under aged boys. I got word that some of them were missing too. They had a list of boys that they were trying to find for information. When I gave that information to the P.G. County detective in charge of the case, to my surprise, nothing came of it. I thought that certainly it would have blown the lid off the entire case,” Muse adds.
Muse has still been performing around the area although it is difficult for him to focus. While onstage, from that vantage point, he is looking out in hopes of seeing …. Something. During one of Muse’s recent performances at Blues Alley, he met a television personality and is hoping that they will show an interest and bring this to the forefront for some closure, one way or another.
“I’ve started a GoFundMe campaign to try and raise the stakes on the reward money already offered. Someone out there knows something. We need to hear something. He just mysteriously disappeared. He was living at home with me and he had just finished taking a couple of college courses with good grades. He was on probation when he disappeared, but not for anything that would cause him to run away. There is nothing that my son could ever do that I would be ashamed of him for. I just want him back home.”
To view and donate to the GoFundMe page, click here. If you have information, you can contact the Black and Missing tip line. Michael Muse can be reached via his Facebook account at Michael Muse.