Case Type: Non Family Abduction DOB: Jul 23, 1982Sex: FemaleMissing Date: Nov 2, 1985Race: WhiteAge Now: 23Height: 3'0" (91 cm)Missing City: WEST SACRAMENTOWeight: 45 lbs (20 kg)Missing State : CAHair Color: BlondeMissing Country: United StatesEye Color: BlueCase Number: NCMC604481Circumstances: Danyel's photo is shown age-progressed to 21 years. She went missing from her home in West Sacramento, California. Danyel has a birthmark on her left knee. FOUL PLAY SUSPECTED.
Danyel was last seen inside her family's residence in the 1900 block of Manzanita Way in West Sacramento, California on November 2, 1985. Her mother, Cynthia Sparpana, was found deceased by police inside the residence on November 5; she was a victim of a violent homicide. None of Danyel's belongings were missing from their home. She has never been heard from again. Lionel Ernest Tholmer Jr. was named as the prime suspect in the Sparpanas' cases shortly afterwards. Authorities believed that Tholmer was also responsible for the November 1985 slaying of California resident John B. Meadows. Tholmer resided in Georgia, but returned to the Sacremento area to work at McClellan Air Force Base in the mid-1980s. He was convicted of Cynthia and Danyel's murders in November 1992. Danyel's remains have never been located. Foul play is suspected in her case due to the circumstances involved. Some agencies may list November 5, 1985 as the date of Danyel's disappearance.