North American Missing Persons Network
Cayce Lynn McDaniel

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 16, 1996 from Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: July 17, 1982
  • Age: 14
  • Height: 5'4"
  • Weight: 120 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Light brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Strawberry birthmark on
    the underside of lower left arm. Both ears pierced.
  • Clothing: Possibly wearing a t-shirt and boxer shorts.
    Probably barefoot.
  • Jewelry: Silver friendship necklace, half a heart.
  • NCIC Number: M-953359810
  • Case Number: 9608171430

  • Details of Disappearance
    McDaniel returned to her family's home in Milan, Tennessee at approximately 12:30 a.m. on August 16, 1996 after a church party. A chaperone dropped her off there and watched her go into the house.

    Other family members arrived at their residence at approximately 1:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. and discovered that the TV in Cayce’s bedroom was on, a bowl of cereal was left on the kitchen table and the back door was open. There was no sign of McDaniel inside the house and she has never been heard from again.

    In March 1998, more than eighteen months after McDaniel vanished, the evidence of psychics and cadaver dogs prompted police to drain a west Tennessee farm pond in search of her body. The 3 1/2 acre pond is a popular hangout for teenagers. Nothing was found there, however, except animal bones and a pair of pants and shirt that did not belong to McDaniel.

    There were two unconfirmed sightings of McDaniel in her hometown after her disappearance. Witnesses said the girl was accompanied by an unidentified man in his twenties when spotted. Authorities do not know if the girl was actually McDaniel or another young female. Foul play is suspected.

    McDaniel Suspect
    Sketch of Possible Suspect

  • Age: Early 20's
  • Height: About 6'0"
  • Weight: 165-170 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Dark
  • Eye Color: Dark
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Dark complexion. Scar
    underneath right eye and wore an earring in right ear.

  • Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Milan Police Department

    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    Child Protection Education Of America
    Tennessee Internet Crime Information Center