Daniel A. Naylor

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Left and Center: Daniel, circa 1982;
Right: Age-progression to age 44 (circa 2012)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 5, 1982 from Fremont, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: June 23, 1968
  • Age: 14 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'9, 140 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Daniel had braces on his teeth at the time of his disappearance.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A gray half t-shirt, red shorts, and high-top sneakers.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Daniel disappeared from Fremont, California on October 5, 1982. He rode his bicycle away from home in anger after an argument with his parents that turned physical, and he never returned. Daniel's bike was found hidden in some bushes on the Alameda Creek Regional Trail near Alameda Creek after his disappearance. About a month after he disappeared, Daniel returned to his residence on Nightingale Place while everyone was out and took away all of his belongings, as well as $50 in cash.

    For decades after his disappearance, Daniel was classified as a runaway. In 2015, the police re-classified his disappearance as suspicious and renewed their investigation into the case. He had left home before after arguments with his family, but had never run away; instead he would go to a friend's home to calm down. Authorities believe Daniel may have met with foul play, as it's very unusual for a runaway to be missing for decades without contacting anyone. The house he lived in is now occupied by his aunt. His case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Fremont Police Department
    510-790-6722

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    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    The Doe Network
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    Fremont Police Department
    The San Jose Mercury News
    ABC 7 News

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    Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 27, 2016; details of disappearance updated.

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