OC police update missing persons cases

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Steven T. Martin

Steven T. Martin

Steven T. Martin

The 23-year-old Oil City man was last seen around 2 p.m. on Saturday at his residence.

Martin is about 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighs 125 pounds and has brown hair and beard and blue eyes, police said.

Oil City Police Chief Bob Wenner said Tuesday that Martin is known to have left on his own because he was upset about something. He is deaf and has diminished mental capacities, police said.

“We know he voluntarily left,” Wenner said. “We just want to make sure he’s OK.”

Martin was last seen wearing a Tapout sweatshirt, blue jeans and cowboy boots, according to police.

Daniel Kulling

Daniel Kulling

Daniel Kulling

The 34-year-old Oil City man has been reported missing since Dec. 26.

Kulling was last seen by his mother at around 11:30 p.m. on Dec. 23 at their home on Martin Street in Siverly.

Police said Kulling is about 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs 140 pounds and has short blond hair and blue eyes.

As of Tuesday, police have no new information about Kulling’s whereabouts; they have pieced together information on his activities and associations in the 24 hours prior to his disappearance.

“We know he was involved in illegal activities in the day prior to his disappearance,” Oil City Police Chief Bob Wenner said Tuesday. “We know that all of those activities would be in violation of his parole, so there’s a possibility that he fled the area.”

Kulling had recently served time in jail on a charge of use or possession of drug paraphernalia, according to court documents. Police have made several arrests in the course of their investigation of Kulling.

“He was interacting with other criminal elements,” Wenner said. “With what we know in the timeline, he had reason to go and hide. If someone’s after you, you have reason to go and hide, and I don’t mean law enforcement.”

John Stegall

John Stegall

John Stegall

The 61-year-old Oil City man was last seen at about 4:15 a.m. on Nov. 27 as he left his home at 228 Plummer St., police said.

Police said Stegall is 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighs about 140 pounds and has gray hair. He was last seen wearing black sweatpants, camouflage slippers and possibly a blue or green sweatshirt, police said.

“His wife went to work and when she came back he was gone with no explanation,” Wenner said Tuesday. “We know where he was publicly before that, and he didn’t appear to be under any duress.”

Nasera Mendoza

Nasera Mendoza, 15, and Caira Feely, 16, of Oil City, were reported to have left Pathways Adolescent Center around 9 p.m. Saturday.

On Tuesday afternoon, Feely turned herself in to police in Pittsburgh. At 4:45 p.m., Wenner told the newspaper that Venango County Juvenile Probation officers had taken her into custody and were on their way back to Venango County with her.

As of Tuesday, Mendoza is still missing. She is described as black Hispanic, 4 feet 10 inches, 124 pounds with black hair and brown eyes, police said.

More on the cases

Wenner says police consider all possibilities in missing persons cases. For more, visit TheDerrick.com.