UPDATED Friday, June 22, 2012 --- 10:10 a.m.
Dan's mother, Donna, tells us he was found near Cross Plains and that he is fine physically. She wanted to send a huge thanks to everyone that helped look for Dan. She is very grateful for all the help.
UPDATED Friday, June 22, 2012 --- 9:35 a.m.
From the Madison Police Department:
Shortly after 8am, on 6/22/2012, the search of Daniel Wise was suspended, due to information provided by family members that he has been located and is in good condition.
Because this is not a criminal investigation, the Madison Police Department is not actively investigating the case further, and will seek to provide both assistance and support to family members if needed.
Appreciation is being extended to the greater community for all of their assistance in this matter.
UPDATED Thursday, June 21, 2012 --- 11:02 p.m.
The family of Daniel Wise tells us that Associated Bank has released surveillance video that apparently shows Daniel at an ATM machine with an orange backpack.
The 21-year-old was last seen wearing a green short sleeve polo shirt, green baseball hat and khaki shorts
UPDATED Thursday, June 21, 2012 --- 4:45 p.m.
According to everyone we spoke with who knew Daniel Wise, a Madison native, nothing was wrong with him. He was going to Madison College and looking forward to transferring to the UW. He'd just gotten back from a cruise with his grandparents, brother and other family members. He never gave any indication that something was wrong. So when he didn't come home from work yesterday everyone close to him immediately started to wonder, where is Daniel?
Doug Wise, Daniel's father says, " Come home. If he's depressed or needs help our arms are open. "
Emotions flowed out of the family of 21-year-old Daniel Wise. His father, mother and brother were joined by friends downtown Wednesday to hang fliers. All of them say they just wanted Daniel to come home.
Donna, Daniel's mother says, " It's very scary because we love Dan and we just want him to be by us. We just want to know where he is. It's just out his character and he always answers me back and he always texts me and tells me he loves me. So we just want Dan back with us."
Tyler Juelich thought he was the last person to see Daniel. Juelich is staying with Wise and his roommate Brian at their North Bedford Street apartment. He says Wise got up, showered and left for work as planned Wednesday morning.
Juelich says, " It didn't seem like he was around the house trying to get essential items or anything. It just seemed like a normal day. He left on time."
Tyler may not have seen him last. Someone or something may have gotten a glimpse of Daniel after Tyler. According to his friends and family Daniel or some one with access to his checking account took out $300 from his account. His roommate, Brian Martin, says it's not like Wise to carry that amount of cash.
" That's really unusual. He usually has some cash with him but it's usually about $20 if not less. It's just like some food money. "
There's at least one more strange fact about Daniel's disappearance.
Wise apparently left his phone at his apartment when he left for work on Wednesday morning. His mother says that is definitely not like him.
" The next day I texted him in the morning about just some school, FAFSA stuff and I didn't hear back from him.Then I contacted his brother and said have you heard from him and he said no. "
Posted Thursday, June 21, 2012 --- 10:09 a.m.
Police have now released this photo. Police are asking for anyone with information to call authorities.
Daniel J. Wise, 21-year-old male of Madison, WI
Last seen wearing a green short sleeve polo shirt, green baseball hat, and khaki shorts
The Madison Police Department was dispatched to 1 N. Bedford Street reference a missing person’s case shortly after 11:23pm on 6/20/2012.
Officers arrived and contacted both family members and friends who stated that Daniel J. Wise had not been seen since leaving his residence between 9am-10am on 6/20.
A check with his employer also noted that he did not show up for work for his scheduled shift assignment on Wednesday either.
Madison Police began canvassing the immediate area, and contacting persons that might have information of the whereabouts of Wise.
All area hospitals/medical facilities have been contacted, and the immediate area surrounding his residence has been searched to uncover any clues that would focus the direction of the investigation.
Wise is described as 6’03”, 180lbs, blonde hair, blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a green short sleeve polo shirt, green baseball hat, and khaki shorts. If anyone has any information reference Daniel Wise or may have come into contact with him since 9am on 6/20/2012 would be encouraged to contact The Madison Police Department.