Daniel Patrick DeSimone
DeSimone, approximately 2005
Date reported missing : 04/19/2005
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 05/13/1959 (62)
Age at the time of disappearance: 45 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8, 170 pounds
Medical conditions : DeSimone has autism. He is mentally handicapped and incapable of looking after himself.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. DeSimone's nickname is Danny. He is balding and most of his teeth are missing. He has a horseshoe-shaped scar on his nose.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : DeSimone left his home at Nanawale Estates in Puna Hawaii at 10:00 a.m. on April 19, 2005 and was last seen between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. that day in downtown Pahoa, Hawaii. He liked to collect cans and bottles on the roadsides and was seen in the area by several merchants who gave him cans. He has never been heard from again.
There were possible sightings of DeSimone on the island of Kauai, Hawaii in the months after his disappearance, but these have not been confirmed. The circumstances surrounding his disappearance are unknown and his case is unsolved.
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Hawaii County Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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