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    PA - Daniel Niehaus, 59, Penn Hills, 28 May 2013

    Daniel Niehaus


    Penn Hills resident, a Trib employee, missing for more than year

    Just over a year ago, Penn Hills resident Daniel Niehaus, then 59 years old, called in sick to his job at Trib Total Media. He never returned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by los2188 View Post
    Daniel Niehaus


    Penn Hills resident, a Trib employee, missing for more than year



    Read more: http://triblive.com/neighborhoods/yo...#ixzz33ELm1JBr
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    Wish they'd given us a little more info. Was he married? Did he like to visit the casinos in Atlantic City? Had he disappeared before? Did he have health problems? Is his car missing? His cellphone? His wallet? I don't want to compromise an investigation, and they say it's been extensive, but they don't give people much to look for. The car would be a crucial item, unless it's already been found.
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    Wow, missing for a year without any background on him or his disappearance? This is as difficult as finding someone without a name! Cases go cold so quickly, and those first few days are critical. Sad this wasn't released sooner.

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    PA - Daniel Niehaus, 59, Alegheny County, Penn Hills, 28 May 2013

    PA - Daniel Niehaus, 59, Alegheny County, Penn Hills, In Western PA


    NamUs MP 21041
    - https://www.findthemissing.org/en/ca...ort_html/21041:

    Truck and Keys were at his home.


    http://pennsylvaniamissing.com/niehausdaniel.html:

    No Dentals [Wore Dentures], No Fingerprints, but DNA Underway.


    5/30/14 via LOS2188: http://triblive.com/neighborhoods/yo...#ixzz33ELm1JBr:

    Now $5,000 Reward from Trib Total Media.


    June 2013: http://www.wtae.com/news/local/alleg...0478892#!SDc5O


    May The Added Media Attention Produce Results.
    Last edited by Richrd; 05-30-2014 at 07:03 PM. Reason: Added Link

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    Not married, no cell phone. Well, let me qualify that..no cell phone that anyone is aware of unless he had a pre-paid like a tracfone. Never disappeared before. Very reliable at his job. What is troubling is that if he went anywhere, he drove, yet his truck was in the garage.

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    The article says police checked his home but was the area around his residence ever searched thoroughly? Could he have gone for a walk and had an accident or medical emergency? Was he suicidal?

    There is so little information!

    http://www.wtae.com/news/local/alleg...0478892#!SGy3B

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCJD View Post
    From above link:
    Bones found in Avalon in April 2014 have been identified as belonging to a Trib Total Media employee who went missing in 2013, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office tells Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE.

    A lab in Texas confirmed Friday that DNA from the bones matched Niehaus’ DNA, according to TribLIVE. The cause of his death has yet to be determined by the Medical Examiner's Office.

    Trib Total Media is offering a $10,000 reward for information about Niehaus’ death.

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    Wow it took 15 months to do this dna test?

    He had left his truck at home and possibly left on foot. Is the Ohio River close to where he lived? Could he have walked there?

    RIP Daniel!

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    Wow it took 15 months to do this dna test?

    He had left his truck at home and possibly left on foot. Is the Ohio River close to where he lived? Could he have walked there?

    RIP Daniel!
    Thank you, Elainera, for taking an interest in Dan's case. I knew him and it has been beyond difficult over the past 2+ years to think that I've spent all these years with DN & PA Missing and yet I was helpless when a neighbor went missing and I couldn't find him. It grieves me even more when this man, a white, middle-aged man went missing and the only attention he got was because he was an employee of a local newspaper. If he wasn't, would there be attention paid at all? That is borne out by the fact that his case is still here in the Missing 2010s forum and no one has seen to it that his case is at least marked IDENTIFIED or FOUND DECEASED and moved to the proper forum.

    Sorry, I had to say that because it just frustrates me that we pick and choose who deserves the attention. Dan wasn't high-profile ... here or anywhere else. (I'm guessing a mod will snip this).

    That said, it's 2 1/2 miles from Dan's house to the Allegheny River, much of that on a 2-lane, long and winding road. IF he went into the Allegheny nearest to his home, he would have traveled down the Allegheny River to "The Point" in Pittsburgh where the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers meet and the Ohio River begins. He would then travel north along the Ohio to where his torso was found, on the banks of the Ohio in Avalon. The rest of his remains have not been found.

    As someone who has been in the thick of this since the start, I am having a hard time seeing him walking to the river. What exactly happened, I don't know. I only "know" the theories, the thoughts, the scuttlebutt of those in the neighborhood, nothing that I would post here since it is only what we speak, not necessarily backed up by the facts.

    It is also worth mentioning that we, in the neighborhood, wonder if there is a killer amongst us. Dan was about as low risk as one could get. We would never dream this could happen to him.

    I sometimes think that Dan would be mortified by the attention - however sparse it has been - he has gotten in the not so clear circumstances of his death. By the same token, I am as mortified by the lack of attention he has gotten due to who he was ... a quiet, private, perhaps anonymous man who was still a son, a brother, an uncle, a neighbor, a perfect neighbor ... a human being who's death should not be an afterthought.

    The Trib - his employer - is offering a $10,000 for information about his death. That's gotta tell ya something isn't kosher.

    Rest in peace, Dan. I hope you know, somehow, somewhere, we will miss you on your rider mower with the ball cap on. And how you kept your windshield wipers stuck up during the winter so they wouldn't bow or stick to the windshield.

    Sigh!
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    Thank you CCJD, for remembering Dan.