Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
David was reported missing to the Mendocino County Sheriffs Office in May of 2006. David was last seen on April 14, 2006 on a property in Westport, CA. According to his family, he was there to pick up a truck, a 1967 Ford Mustang.
His son became concerned when his father did not return and went to the ranch. There, he claims he found his fatherís dog, Justice -- an animal family members said was always by David Neily's side -- inside the cab of a pickup truck. He was told Neily had been there and left in his Mustang. He went back to the property the next day and found both of Neilyís vehicles -- the 1967 Mustang he had been working on and the 1976 Ford T-Bird he had been driving the day he disappeared. His glasses and wallet were sitting on the seat. These were items he always had on him.
A search of the property was conducted, but nothing else of interest was found.
Neighbors told family members that they heard gunshot fire at about 2-3 a.m. that morning.
There have been no concrete clues suggesting foul play, and there is no positive proof that he didn't wander off on his own.
Missing person Donald Cavanaugh also had a connection to the same property in Westport. And the disappearances may be connected. The owner of the property has denied any knowledge of or involvement in the disappearances of Cavanaugh and Neily. There have been no sightings of the two missing men and no activity in their bank accounts.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Mendocino County Sheriff's Department
California Department of Justice