CA CA - Daniel Gilchrist, 19, Moss Beach, San Mateo County, 18 Dec 2018

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  1. cybervampira

    cybervampira Well-Known Member

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    San Mateo County Sheriff's Office

    Can you help us find Daniel Gilchrist? He went missing from his father's home in Moss Beach on 12/18/18 at approximately 11:00 PM.

    Daniel told his father he was going to spend time with his friend in Pacifica, but he never arrived. Daniel left his vehicle and the keys at his father's residence, and seemingly walked. His cell phone has been turned off and no one has heard from him since the evening of the 18th.

    If you have seen Daniel or have any information about his location please contact Detective Joe Fava with the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office 650-363-4192 or via email at jfava@smcgov.org.

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    Young man missing from the coast
     
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  2. rosesfromangels

    rosesfromangels Amateur speculations and opinion only

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    Oh dear. That’s right on the ocean. And we know about young men and water. : (

    Let’s hope this young man defies those odds.
     
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    Quartknee16 New Member

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    Looking at some newspaper clippings, why would the boy leave his car and keys with his father if he was going to visit a friend that lived in another town over???
     
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    rosesfromangels Amateur speculations and opinion only

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    Exactly. Sigh....
    Great first post. Welcome aboard.
     
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    cybervampira Well-Known Member

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    Update

    Search is on for Moss Beach teen

    He apparently drove 20 miles and then left keys on the car and walked off. It's been over a week now. Where are you Daniel?
     
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    Has there been any news on where they've searched?
     
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    How do they know he drove about 20 miles?
     
  10. rosesfromangels

    rosesfromangels Amateur speculations and opinion only

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    The article Ze posted above quotes the father as saying the boy put "about" 20 miles on the car. Dad is probably a thrifty gas mileage tracker who would notice these sorts of things. Alternatively, having a teen in the house who is supposed to ask permission to drive the car tends to make you aware of such things as car mileage. ; )
     
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    I grew up in Moss Beach. There is very little reason to believe he would walk to Pacifica. There is a trail but it would be a nightmare at night since it goes over a mountain near the edge of the Pacific Ocean. Daniel would have known the dangers. However, since I grew up there I do know that there are several WW2 base ruins where kids would hang out. I'm sure LE has probably checked those out, but it seems far more plausible that he was home from school met up with some friends at night maybe got lost or maybe hurt himself somehow.
     
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    rosesfromangels Amateur speculations and opinion only

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    If still alive (as we all pray), I think he is in S.F. There is quite a pack of "street kids" living around the Haight that hang out together and share what little they have. I'd look there.

    Amateur opinion and speculation only
     
  13. Jenmabes

    Jenmabes Well-Known Member

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    The 20 miles is confusing. Did he drive somewhere and back to his dads house that equaled 20 miles. It says his car with keys was left at his dad's house. If so, he drove somewhere in a 10 mile radius of his house and back. How far is Pacifica from Moss Beach driving?
     
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    rosesfromangels Amateur speculations and opinion only

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    Approx. 7 miles / 10 min drive
     
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    Jenmabes Well-Known Member

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    In that case he could have gone to Pacifica and back. Is there any reason that the lady he was seeing might say he didn't show when he did? Did he maybe go somewhere that he got some bad news and he decided to just go. I hope they find him soon.
     
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