Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Daniel Barter went missing during a family camping trip in Perdido Bay, Alabama. Parents Maxine and Paul, four of their six children, an uncle and a cousin — was on vacation from Mobile, camping on a Lillian-area lot.
Daniel was last seen playing near the banks of Perdido Bay. Danny and his dad had just returned from getting some drinks at a store. At about 9:45 a.m., the family noticed Danny was gone.
There was no trace of him, not the gray boxer shorts he was wearing, not the Nehi soda bottle he was drinking from, nor any footprints his bare feet would have left on the beach had he wandered into the bay. Daniel did not like water, therefore it is believed that he would not have gone into the bay voluntarily.
The search was extensive and immediate. Over 500 people helped in the search for Danny. The bottom of the bay was dragged; sinkholes and thickets were scoured. On the third day, bloodhounds were brought to the scene. They repeatedly tracked the boy's scent to the same spot on a nearby road. But there was no trace of Danny. His family believe he walked up to the road and was abducted.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Baldwin County Sheriff's Office