WLKY News Clip

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Happy 27th Birthday, Daniel!

Hello everyone,

Today is Daniel's birthday. He has been missing for nearly 18 months. It has been a trying time for everyone who has been involved in the search for Daniel. He is still considered missing and there have been no developments with the case. We encourage every single one of you to check out the support page for Daniel on facebook, (the link is listed in the left sidebar)and share ideas on ways to find him. Collaborate, come together, and use your brilliant minds to come up with ways to make breakthroughs on the case. Use the Discussion tab on facebook to generate ideas and discuss with others how we can solve this case.

We are all keeping hope, but resting in the fact that God is keeing Daniel safe wherever he may be. We are thankful for your support and appreciate all your loving messages and prayers. Please tell your friends about this group to increase the awareness of Daniel as somebody may know something.

Please print off the flyer with the link in the description section of this page. Hang up the fliers in public places in your home town to get the word out. Let's make progress! Thank you, once again, so much for your time and support.

Happy Birthday, Daniel!

Best Regards,
Reaves Family and loved ones

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

WAVE 3 News Article

Authorities stumped by disappearance of Madison man

Posted: May 21, 2008 10:22 PM EDT

Updated: June 17, 2008 08:09 AM EDT

MADISON, Ind. (WAVE) -- Authorities say a 25 year old Madison, Indiana man has vanished without a trace. Now his family fears the worst. WAVE 3's Scott Harvey spoke to the family and the last person to see Daniel Reaves before he disappeared.

Their message is simple -- help us find our son. 25 year old Daniel Reaves went missing three weeks ago and their last form of contact came from a mysterious text message.

It was nothing out of the ordinary for Daniel Reaves. He was spending time with his girlfriend of seven years, watching TV at her house.

"I dozed off, probably around two o'clock in the morning. When I woke up, he was gone," said Sara Schafer, Daniel's girlfriend.

Around 4:00 a.m., Schafer says Daniel sent her a text message that simply said, "I Love You."

"I tried to call him back about five minutes after that. He didn't answer," Schafer explained.

Daniel hasn't been heard from since.

"He has essentially fallen off the face of the earth," says Scott Reaves, Daniel's father. "We cannot find anything."

When Daniel didn't show up at home, his parents contacted police. Ten days later, investigators found his car on Green Hills Road in Madison.

"They by coincidence had put a tow sticker on his car," Scott Reaves said.

Residents told police the car had been there for a week.

"There was something extremely abnormal about the condition that he left his car in," said Scott Reaves.

The car was unlocked. His wallet, money, and credit cards still inside.

"It was at that point it became a pretty severe situation and we have been looking for him since," said Scott Reaves.

But Daniel's parents say his keys and cell phone were gone.

"We looked at his Verizon account. He hasn't used it since May 3rd," Scott Reaves said.

Indiana State Police detectives have processed Daniel's car for evidence.

"They are just as stumped as the family is," said Sgt. Noel Houze, public information officer for the ISP Versailles post.

State police say they are at a dead end, not knowing if Daniel is in danger or if he just doesn't want to be found.

"We just want everyone to be looking for Daniel and we want his face and name out there, so that if anyone has any information they can please help us find him," said Debbie Reaves, Daniel's mother.

Debbie and Scott Reaves describe Daniel as a shy, but happy computer enthusiast. They say he wasn't depressed or angry.

"Everything seemed to be in perfect order in his life," said Scott Reaves.

If you have any information about Daniel Reaves or if you saw him the night he went missing, the Indiana State Police ask that you call them at 812-689-5000.

Online Reporter: Scott Harvey

Online Producer: Charles Gazaway

Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Madison Courier

Police still looking for Daniel Reaves

Courier Staff Report

Police are still looking for Daniel Reaves, 25, formerly of Madison, who has been missing since May 3.

Indiana State Police investigators, who are now handling the case, have followed up on all leads but have found nothing.

Reaves, of Jennings County, is 5-foot-11 and weighs about 145 pounds. He has dark brown hair, light blue eyes and is clean-shaven. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt with long shorts and light brown shoes.

Reaves' 1999 Chrysler Sebring was found on Green Hills Drive on May 10. The car has been processed for evidence by the Indiana State Police. No information has been released on the findings.

Friends and family told police that it is out of character for Reaves to seclude himself. He has always kept family and friends informed of his whereabouts.

Local law enforcement agencies conducted an extensive search near Clifty Falls State Park along Little Clifty Creek on May 10 after finding Reaves' car.

Madison Police Chief John Wallace said Reaves had lived in the area when he was younger and was known to hike in the area near where his car was found.

Anyone with information on where Reaves is should call the Indiana State Police Versailles Post at 800-566-6704 (within Indiana) or (812) 689-5000.