Missing since 08/01/02
from New London, MN
Daniel Newville, 18, was last seen leaving a party in New London, Minn., during the early morning hours of Aug. 1, 2002. He never returned home again, something that was unusual for the young man. While he had stayed out before, he had always returned home after a few days.
His father, Russell, said he went down to the police station a week later and filed a missing person report. But authorities said they have no record of that report and weren't informed until a month and a half after Daniel was last seen. He was officially reported missing on Sept. 24; that's when the Sheriff's Office began investigating the case. Since then, the case has included land and air searches, the use of cadaver dogs in the area and the investigation of more than 100 leads.
According to Morris Sun Tribune, "One of the first recorded reports of the younger Newville's disappearance came through an anonymous tip that claimed Daniel was lying dead in his grandfather's yard. The tip turned out to be a hoax."
Daniel is still missing.
In 2012, on the tenth anniversary of Newville's disappearance, Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog issued a news release in which he said he believes someone has information that could help investigators solve the missing person case.
"I still think it is solvable," Hartog said.
"Someone or somebody has information on where he is and what happened to him."
At the time of his disappearance, Newville was 18 years old, 5 foot 8 inches tall, weighed 140 pounds and had brown hair and blue eyes.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 320-235-1260 ext. 3366. Detective Kent Bauman is the lead detective on the case.
|Daniel Lee Newville, 18 (DOB 5/7/84)|
|August 01, 2002 06:00, New London, MN|
|68.0 to 69.0|
|135.0 to 145.0|
|Light colored shirt, dark pants|
|Kandiyohi Sheriff, 320-235-1260, ext. 3366.|
Schlosser, Gretchen. (2012, August 1). Kandiyohi County, Minn., sherriff confident decade-old missing person case can be solved. Morris Sun Tribune. Retrieved May 29, 2013 from