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CA DANIEL NAYLOR: Missing from Fremont, CA - 5 Oct 1982 - Age 14

Discussion in 'Missing 1980 to 1989' started by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Daniel Naylor has been missing from Fremont, California since October 1982. In January 2016, his case was reopened.



    A three-decades-old cold case is back open. In October 1982, 14-year-old Daniel Naylor vanished. An age progression photo of what Naylor might look like today as a 44-year-old man was released. Authorities in Fremont are taking a fresh look at this cold case.

    For more than 30 years it was believed Naylor had run away. Then, the day before New Year's Eve, neighbors say police began digging up the backyard of the home where Naylor lived on Nightingale Place and they were looking for human remains.

    His family says he left their Fremont home after an argument with his father.


    NCMEC Poster - http://www.missingkids.com/poster/NCMC/1161746/1

    Charley Project - http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/n/naylor_daniel.html

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  2. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Cold Case From 1982 of Missing Fremont Boy Now Considered Suspicious: Police

    Fremont police have reopened a cold case for Daniel Naylor, a 14-year-old boy who went missing in October 1982.

    The boy was considered a runaway until police found new evidence that may bring the case to a different conclusion. Fremont police -- after re-interviewing family members -- recently executed a search warrant at the house the boy was last seen leaving 33 years ago on Nightengale Place.

    Fremont police said late Monday their interviewing of family members and inconsistencies in some of their statements make investigators uncertain Daniel ran away.

    Shortly after the boy vanished, his bicycle was found along the Alameda County Creek trail. A month later, someone got into the family home and took all of Daniel's belongings, police said.

    After an age-rendering sketch was made public this past summer of what Daniel may look like today, police were told of a man who looked similar living in Folsom.

    While the man in Folsom was not Daniel, Fremont police did revisit the case and found enough unsettling information to reopen it.


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  3. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Fresh look prompts police to eye foul play in case of boy who vanished in '82

    A search by neighbors for the boy -- who was reported missing some 10 to 12 hours later -- uncovered his bike near brush along the Alameda Creek Trail, a short distance from his home.

    A bizarre clue would come one month later.

    According to police, the family reported that Naylor returned to their home in November -- when no one was home -- and took $50 in cash and all of his personal belongings.

    In his bedroom, the family said they found a message fashioned from Scrabble tiles, spelling out the words, "new life," according to Fremont Police.

    "The assumption is that Daniel returned home," said Police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques. "But there is no evidence of that and there is no witness."

    Police say they believe the reported argument Naylor and his father had on Oct. 5 turned physical, but they declined to elaborate further.

    Inconsistencies in statements made over the years led police to obtain a search warrant of Naylor's childhood backyard over the summer. His parents and sister no longer live there, but the home belongs to a relative.

    "One of the cadaver dogs indicated on a scent in the yard," Bosques said. "Based on that search, we were able to obtain a second search warrant for a dig on a portion of the backyard."

    "We are not discussing what we did or did not find," she said. "It’s still a very active investigation."

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  4. Imamazed

    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member

  5. Dobrev

    Dobrev Former Member

    Were there no updates on what they found when they dug up his childhood yard? It seems to me like this case should be pretty straight forward...
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  6. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    His sister was at WS asking for information about search dogs in Sept. of 2016, so I assume the lead didn't work out. :(
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  7. Dobrev

    Dobrev Former Member

    Thanks @Kimster

    Sad :(
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  8. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Sure is! I wonder what in the heck happened?
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  9. Mel70

    Mel70 Bronze Member

    Seems like "Foul Play" within the Home. Or they wouldn't have went back there so many years later. But with all those years in between is alot of time to rid of evidence. So sad.

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