Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
On July 10, 2013, John Webb, reported to police that his daughter, Daphne Viola Webb, who was 21 months old at the time, had gone missing just after 11 a.m. He told police that he left the girl with his 87-year-old mother, who has dementia, in his black Ford SUV while he purchased an energy drink at a convenience store at 79th Avenue and International Boulevard. When he returned, he said, she was gone. John Webb was the only person of interest named in the Oakland police missing persons case. He was arrested the day after the girl went missing on suspicion of felony child endangerment, but prosecutors declined to file charges, and he was released from jail. John Webb had custody of Daphne at the time of her disappearance because the child's mother was living in a rehabilitation home in Oakland. John Webb, the only person of interest in her disappearance, committed suicide on May 2, 2014.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Oakland Police Department (California)
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children