North American Missing Persons Network
David Virgil Neily

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Above Images: Neily

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 14, 2006 from Albion, Mendocino County, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: November 29, 1936
  • Age: 69
  • Height: 5'5"
  • Weight: 140-150 lbs
  • Hair Color: Gray
  • Eye Color: Green
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White beard, mustache, and side burns.
    His legs are not in proportion to his body - his growth was stunted due to heart murmur.
    Scar on his left side from under the arm pit to just below his left breast, kind of like a 'C'.
    Another scar on the right side just above the hip about 3 inches long and 1/4 thick. Another
    scar about 6 inches, right through his belly button due to surgery. Sometimes wore reading glasses.
  • Medical Conditions: History of mental illness.
  • Clothing: David usually wears jeans and a t-shirt. He may have been wearing a hat
    and leather jacket. His clothes were often torn. He looked homeless. He often wore sandals.
  • Case Number: 06-1611
  • Dentals: Not available. He has 4 lower teeth missing, although the appearance is
    that 2 lower teeth are missing.

  • 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.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Mendocino County Sheriff's Department
    (707) 463-4095

    Source Information
    California Department of Justice
    Huffington Post