North American Missing Persons Network
Daniel Joseph Marks

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Above Images: Marks, circa 2005

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 10, 2005 from Kauai, Hawaii
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 24
  • Height: 5'8"
  • Weight: 130-140 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Dark Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Wavy hair. Tattoo of two small black
    Asian symbols on each temple (covered by hair), large green "Maple leaf"
    tattoos on each shoulder with a black outline, five pale coffee colored
    patches called "cafe au lait" marks on trunk of body between the size
    of a dime and baseball, previously pierced ears and tongue.
  • Clothing: Possibly wearing a gray T-shirt, khaki cargo pants,
    shorts, or a wrap sarong, sandals, and may be carrying a small backpack
    with tent poles.
  • Jewelry: Possibly wearing a watch with a black wristband.
  • AKA: Erth
  • Case Number: 2005-30634
  • NCIC Number: M-995346431

  • Details of Disappearance
    Daniel checked out of a hostel on November 10, 2005 to go camping. He was to leave Kauai on November 16, 2005 but never showed up for his flight. He has not called or contacted anyone in his family since November 10, 2005. His family knew he was off camping but didn't know where. He was often out of touch with family and friends for weeks or months when he went hiking, but he had always returned on time. He had hiked extensively in Australia, New Zealand, India, Central America and much of the Western United States, including Yellowstone, Yosemite and the Grand Canyon.

    There have been several reported sightings of Daniel in the area, the most recent being from a man who picked Marks up hitchhiking on Nov. 19. Marks told the man he was going to go to Kalalau State Park, but from a nearly impossible way -- from the cliffs overlooking Kalalau, a steep, treacherous climb through thick vegetation with an elevation change of nearly 5,000 feet. Numerous searches have been performed to no avail.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Kauai Police Department
    (808) 241-6715

    Source Information
    The Marks Family
    Honolulu Star Bulletin
    Kauai Garden Island News