Flashback Friday: Maurice Kneifl

This week’s Flashback Friday case is Maurice P. Kneifl (and no, I have no idea how to pronounced his surname). Mr. Kneifl vanished from Sioux City, Iowa in 1983, at the age of 58. If still alive, he’ll be ninety in August. But I don’t think he’s still alive.

The police think Kneifl was the victim of a homicide, but they haven’t released any information on a possible motive and I can’t find one from the information I have. He appears to have been a well-liked gentleman, a pillar of his community even. He operated his own business. He used to live in the town of Hartington, Nebraska, an hour away from Sioux City, and got elected mayor there.

So what happened? We may never know. Given as it’s been thirty years, perhaps whoever did it, or whoever knows who did it, has passed on.

6 thoughts on “Flashback Friday: Maurice Kneifl

  1. Mischa June 27, 2014 / 10:16 am

    The surname is very likely of austrian/bavarian origin. In German you pronounce “ei” like “i”.

    • Meaghan June 27, 2014 / 10:47 am

      Maybe ny-vill then?

  2. Mischa June 27, 2014 / 11:08 am

    “Knifl” the pronounciation of “ei” is the only difference.

  3. tinas75 March 16, 2016 / 1:48 am

    Maurice Kneifl is one of my mom’s uncles. The last name is pronounced “Kuh-nife-ul.” He is suspected of being the victim of foul play. Thanks for keeping his story alive. 🙂

  4. tinas75 March 16, 2016 / 1:49 am

    He often went by “Mose.”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s