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Daniel Naylor
Daniel Naylor
October 5, 1982

Photo of Daniel Naylor


Daniel A. Naylor, DOB-06/23/68

Age at time of missing: 14 years old.

White male adult, 5'09", 160 lbs., brown hair, blue eyes and was wearing braces.

Daniel was last seen wearing a gray half t-shirt, red shorts and high top tennis shoes.

Background of Homicide Case

On October 5, 1982, at about 7:30 p.m. in the evening, Daniel Naylor, a 14 year old boy from Fremont, was last seen leaving his house on Nightingale Place in an unknown direction after an argument.  After an extensive search conducted by Daniel’s neighbors, his bike was located not far away, along the Alameda Creek Trail.  Additional follow up with miscellaneous leads and possible sightings of Daniel were met with negative results. 

Approximately one month after his disappearance, when no one was home, Daniel supposedly returned to his house and collected every piece of property that belonged to him. Daniel was never seen or heard from again and the case has since gone cold.

Possible Missing Person Sighting

In the summer of 2015, Fremont Police detectives were contacted by the Folsom Police Department in regards to the possible location of Daniel.  Folsom Police had located a male subject in their city that looked very similar to an age-progressed photo that had been released of Daniel at 44 years.   After an extensive investigation into the subject located in Folsom, it was determined through forensic evidence that while they looked similar, it was unfortunately not him.

After the Folsom incident, Fremont Police Department Cold Case Investigators decided to reopen the missing person case and began speaking with associates of Daniel Naylor and his family. 

Fremont Police Detectives are currently investigating leads where it is believed that Daniel did not in fact run away, but he may be missing due to foul play. 

Public’s Assistance Needed

The public is urged to submit any information they feel may be important to this case.  Information that once may have seemed insignificant could prove to be the missing element in solving this open case.  The information may be submitted anonymously if desired. 

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has posted an age-progressed photo of Naylor at 44 years, on their website

Please contact Fremont PD Cold Case Homicide Detective Jacob Blass via telephone at 510-790-6963 or through email

Anonymous Reporting

We will also accept anonymous tips.  Our silent witness hotline number is 510-494-4856.  You can also send us an anonymous tip online at  online or text "TIP FremontPD" followed by your tip to 888-777.  We do not receive a return email or phone numbers when using this option.

Fremont Police Cold Case Investigative Unit

The Fremont Police Department’s Crimes Against Persons Unit has invested its resources into investigating and solving cold case homicides and missing persons. The Cold Case Division focuses on those cases with the highest probability of being solved with fresh leads and new forensic technology.  Our mission is to give a voice to those who can no longer speak for themselves.  Our ultimate goal is to give answers and a sense of closure to the loved ones of every murder victim and missing person.  Visit our 
Cold Case webpage to learn more and view current ongoing investigations.