Australia Australia - Daniel Sheppard, 19, Adelaide, 1 Jan 1995

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    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1466dmsau.html


    Daniel Nicholas Sheppard
    Missing since January 1, 1995 from Adelaide, South Australia
    Classification: Missing


    Vital Statistics
    • Age at Time of Disappearance: 19 years old
    • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 165 cms (5'5"); slim build.
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: Blonde hair; blue eyes. Fair complexion.
    • Clothing: Blue jeans, a maroon denim shirt and black shoes.

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Sheppard was last seen at the Port Adelaide Railway Station area in South Australia on January 1, 1995.


    **I wonder whatever happened to Daniel Sheppard. Could he have travelled from Australia to North America? He was of age to travel I am sure being 19 years old His family, the Australia Police and their communtiy searched high and low for him to no avail. I will post more info as this is a very interesting case. I also see a huge resemblance to our Grateful Dead Fan. There are many similarities. Age, height, similar receding hair line. Both have a fair complexion. Time could match, he travelled and ended up at that concert.

    What do you think?
     
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    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/127umva.html

    Case File 127UMVA

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    Reconstructions of Victim
    Unidentified White Male
    • Located on June 26, 1995 in Greensville County, Virginia.
    • Cause of death was a traffic accident


    Vital Statistics

    • Estimated age: 16 - 21 years old
    • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'8" (5'7-5'9") ; 169 lbs - 77 kg.
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: Natural red hair; brown eyes
     
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    Daniel has a twin, Michael, his Mother says it is very hard for him and that they still think of Daniel everyday. I feel so bad for these people and I hope they someday find him.

    http://www.mako.org.au/ausnews429.html

    HE loved heavy metal, was into Pearl Jam and silverchair, was a fan of Port Adelaide Football Club and an enthusiastic fisherman.
    Daniel Sheppard, 19, also loved partying and had celebrated hard until 3.30am on New Year's Day, 1995.
    A non-driver, Daniel, his twin Michael, and other mates had used public transport to do the pub and club rounds, starting at Lennies Tavern, Glenelg.
    They visited the Liberty Night Club in Hindley St at 2.45am and their last stop was the nearby Jules Bar. Daniel walked from Hindley St to Adelaide Railway Station and boarded the 4.13am train to Port Adelaide.
    His destination was his home at Lord Hobart Way, West Lakes, where he lived with his mother.
     
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    CORONERS ACT, 2003

    SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    http://www.courts.sa.gov.au/courts/coroner/findings/findings_2005/sheppard.finding.htm


    FINDING OF INQUEST
    An Inquest taken on behalf of our Sovereign Lady the Queen at Adelaide in the State of South Australia, on the 27th day of September 2005 and the 8th day of November 2005, by the Coroner’s Court of the said State, constituted of Mark Frederick Johns, State Coroner, into the disappearance within the said State of Daniel Nicholas Sheppard.
    The said Court finds that Daniel Nicholas Sheppard aged 19 years, of 9 Lord Hobart Way, West Lakes, South disappeared from the Port Adelaide Railway Station on the 1st day of January 1995. The said Court finds that the circumstances of his disappearance were as follows:


    1. Introduction

    1.1. Mr Daniel Nicholas Sheppard, formerly of Lord Hobart Way, West Lakes, was reported missing by his mother, Patricia Sheppard, on the evening of 4 January 1995. Mr Sheppard had not returned home after celebrating New Year’s Eve 1994 with friends. Mr Sheppard was last seen by people who new him personally at about 4:35am on New Year’s Day 1995.
    1.2. Mr Sheppard and his twin brother were born in Carlton, Victoria on 4 July 1975 and in 1978 the Sheppard family moved to South Australia. Mr Sheppard attended a number of schools in the Port Adelaide area. At the time of his disappearance Mr Sheppard resided at West Lakes with his mother and his twin brother.
    1.3. Detective Senior Constable Robert Stapleton gave evidence at this Inquest. Detective Stapleton is a member of the Major Crime Investigation Section of the South Australia Police. He has been a police officer for more than 30 years and is currently the assigned investigating officer for the disappearance of Mr Sheppard. Detective Stapleton has been the investigator in charge of this file since 1997. I will base my findings upon the evidence of Detective Stapleton except where otherwise appears.
     
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    National Missing Persons Coordination Centre

    AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE

    http://www.missingpersons.gov.au/profile.aspx?Id=1298

    Sheppard, Daniel Nicholas

    Personal Details

    • Last seen: Sunday, 1 January 1995
    • Year of birth: 1976
    • Height: 165cm
    • Build: Slim
    • Eyes: Blue
    • Hair: Blonde
    • Gender: Male
    Circumstances

    Daniel has been reported missing since 1 January 1995 from the Port Adelaide Railway Station area

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    MISSING -DANIEL NICHOLAS SHEPPARD

    ON New Year's Eve, as revellers party their way through to 2005, the family of Daniel Sheppard will be remembering the day 10 years ago the teenager disappeared.
    The 19-year-old boarded a city train early on January 1, 1995, after celebrating with friends - but he never made it home.
    His mother Pat has all but given up hope of her son being found.
    "It's been nearly 10 years - it seems like it's hopeless," she said.
    "Too much time has passed."
    However, with the case remaining an open file as part of the SA Police Missing Persons Investigation Branch, there still is a possibility someone knows about the circumstances surrounding Daniel's mysterious disappearance.

    http://www.mako.org.au/ausnews429.html
     
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    Daniel Nicholas Sheppard has never been found, whatever could have happened to him?

    Coroner closes case on missing teenager

    Posted Tue Nov 8, 2005 4:12pm AEDT
    South Australia's coroner, Mark Johns, has found that a young man who went missing during New Year's Eve celebrations more than 10 years ago is dead.
    Teenager Daniel Nicholas Sheppard was last seen catching a train home to Port Adelaide in the early hours of New Year's Day in 1995, but he never made it home.
    His family, including twin brother Michael Sheppard, has spent an agonising 10 years without hearing from him.
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2005/11/08/1500545.htm
     
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    Both GDF and Daniel Sheppard have fingerprints on file so I am hoping to find out if there is a match and will post any updates here.

    Cc: ocme.centinv@vdh.virginia.gov

    Hello Ms. ,

    We have received your e-mail regarding our unidentified white male from 1995. Have you been in contact with the police who investigated the missing persons case of Daniel Sheppard? Can you provide us with their contact info so that we may call them and possible obtain dental records or fingerprints?
    Thank you for your help!

    Bridget Kinnier

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1466dmsau.html
     
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    September 15, 2008 11:57:49 AMTo: ocme central (ocme.centinv@vdh.virginia.gov)

    Dear Bridget Kinnier,

    I sent in a tip to the Australian Federal Police on their website but I did not receive a reply and cannot guarantee it went through.

    *snippet*

    National Missing Persons Coordination Centre

    AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE

    http://www.missingpersons.gov.au/profile.aspx?Id=1298

    Sheppard, Daniel Nicholas

    Personal Details
    • Last seen: Sunday, 1 January 1995
    • Year of birth: 1976
    • Height: 165cm
    • Build: Slim
    • Eyes: Blue
    • Hair: Blonde
    • Gender: Male
    Circumstances

    Daniel has been reported missing since 1 January 1995 from the Port Adelaide Railway Station area

    http://www.missingpersons.gov.au/Ass...c04b92d973.jpg

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1466dmsau.html
     
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    It could be possible that Daniel is the Grateful dead fan but didn't GDT have brown or hazel eyes?
     
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    Posted by Patience. TY.

    I hope I am posting in the right spot now about how I think this young man could be from down under. Maybe he travelled to North America and ended up at said concert. Is this a possibility?

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1466dmsau.html

    Case File 1466DMSAU

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    Sheppard, circa 1994
    Daniel Nicholas Sheppard
    Missing since January 1, 1995 from Adelaide, South Australia
    Classification: Missing


    Vital Statistics
    • Age at Time of Disappearance: 19 years old
    • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 165 cms (5'5"); slim build.
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: Blonde hair; blue eyes. Fair complexion.
    • Clothing: Blue jeans, a maroon denim shirt and black shoes.
    http://www.courts.sa.gov.au/courts/c...rd.finding.htm
     
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    I received an email fro the Virgina Medical Examiner's office and they are going to contact the Australian Federal Police and ask for fingerprints to see if Missing Daniel Nicholas Sheppard is our Grateful Dead Fan. Here is the email.


    Cc: ocme.centinv@vdh.virginia.gov

    Hello Ms. ,

    We have received your e-mail regarding our unidentified white male from 1995. Have you been in contact with the police who investigated the missing persons case of Daniel Sheppard? Can you provide us with their contact info so that we may call them and possible obtain dental records or fingerprints?
    Thank you for your help!

    Bridget Kinnier

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1466dmsau.html


    --Both GDF and Daniel Sheppard have fingerprints on file so I am hoping to find out if there is a match and will post any updates here.
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    fantastic! its so good that they responded quickly and are willing to work w/the Australian police!











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    fantastic! its so good that they responded quickly and are willing to work w/the Australian police!



    blue, I originally sent the possible match to the wrong division of the Virginia Medical Examiner's office. A very efficient and kind woman emailed me back saying she was gong to make sure the proper office recieved the info. They did and quick. Thank you Donna Price.​



    Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2008 10:04:59 -0400


    From: Donna.Price@vdh.virginia.gov


    Subject: Re: FW: Unidentified possible as Daniel Sheppard? ​






    Ms. Dee: ​



    I have forwarded your request for information to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Central District, located in Richmond, Virginia. The Central District covers Greensville County and will be able to answer your query.


    Thank you,


    Donna​



    Donna Price aslo would like to be kept updated on this case. This young man has many people thinking of him and caring about him.​



    Here is a snippet of another email from Ms. Price.​



    Please keep me posted.


    Donna


    Donna.Price@vdh.virginia.gov



     
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    I received a reply from the Virginia Medical Examiner's Office and they can't get a hold of anyone in Australia who has access to the file of missing Daniel Sheppard to get the fingerprints to see if they match that of our GDF here. Does anyone know of any other avenue to search for a contact person in Australia?
    Sent:September 23, 2008 12:04:25 PMTo:

    Hello xxxx,
    Please let us know if anyone responds to your tip. If they do, can you please provide us with their contact info? And also, can you provide them with the Virginia OCME's Central District contact info? (804-786-3174, ask for any on duty investigator) Until that time we are unable to reach anyone in Australia. We will continue to check on the status of your report to them, but at this time it simply says that the "Report is under investigation."
    Thank you.
     
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    Thanks! I missed that!


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    To: mark.roberts2@police.sa.gov.au; sapol.missingpersons@police.sa.gov.au Cc: xxxxx Hello,I am writing this email to inform all of you that the latent prints section of the Virginia State Department of Forensic Science has confirmed that the fingerprints submitted as Daniel Nicholas Sheppard have been excluded as a match to the OCME case 423-95. The OCME would like to thank you for all your efforts to assist us and wish you the best with your continued search for Daniel Sheppard.Respectfully,Debi Spencer, MFSMedicolegal Death InvestigatorOffice of the Chief Medical ExaminerCentral District Office:804-786-3174Fax: 804-786-0667
     
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    Bumping so I can find this and see if it is in the Grateful Doe thread.

    Salem
     
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    Daniel has been missing for 21 years.
     
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