North American Missing Persons Network
Daniel G. Chervenka Jr.

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Above Images: Chervenka, circa 1999

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 29, 1999 from Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: July 13, 1970
  • Age: 28
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Scars on knees from
    a childhood accident.
  • Medical Conditions: Bi-polar, Daniel is not taking his
    required medication for the illness. He was manic when last seen,
    very elated, no anger.
  • Clothing: Blue stripes on gray t-shirt, denim
    shorts, and tennis shoes.
  • AKA: Dan, Danny
  • NCIC Number: M-216597763

  • Details of Disappearance
    Danny's family talked to him on May 28, 1999. On May 29, 1999 Danny's wallet and car were found on a hiking trail in the Four Peaks Wilderness area of Tonto National Forest, about an hour away from Phoenix, Arizona. Danny is a daytime hiker, but he did not have his hiking gear with him; he left with only a sleeping bag. His family is not sure why Daniel went into the Four Peaks Wilderness. He has done some hiking in the Phoenix urban area like Camelback Mountain or Squaw Peak, but he had not been to Four Peaks since he was a boy. Maricopa Sheriff Deputies have searched the area without results.
    Danny is very intelligent and was studying to be an astrophysicist. He is a talented pencil portrait artist and plays classical music guitar. He's taken Karate lessons.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Phoenix Police Missing Persons
    Detective Julio Caraballo
    Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
    Lake Patrol Division
    Detective Bruce Tucker

    Source Information
    National Center for Missing Adults
    Child Protection Education of America