Daniel Gerard Chervenka Jr

daniel_chervenka_01Daniel Gerard Chervenka Jr is a U.S. Navy Veteran who called his family on May 28. 1999 from his home in Phoenix, Arizona and has not been seen or heard from since.  When Daniel Chervenka got out of the U.S. Navy, he attended college and was studying astrophysics and philosophy.  in 1997, Daniel Chervenka was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and was given medication to help him with his disorder.  He stopped taking his medications in 1998 and his bipolar disorder worsened so much that his family attempted to have him admitted to a hospital for treatment after a manic episode in May of 1999.  Daniel Chervenka refused to go to the hospital.  On May 28, 1999, Daniel Chervenka called his sister and made unspecific threats to her about members of his family.  After the call ended his sister called the police  but they could not do anything because he did not make specific threats. Later that night, it appears as though Daniel Chervenka left his home.

About 11 days after the last phone call to his sister, police searched his home and found no sign of Daniel Chervenka.  Police listened to a message on his answering machine and heard a message from a man that called and said he had found Daniel Chervenka’s wallet on May 29, 1999 on a road heading to the Four Peaks Wilderness area which is located about an hour north of his home in Phoenix.  Police searched this area and located Daniel Chervenka’s car abandoned at the Chine Trailhead.  A further search yielded no signs of Daniel Chervenka and he has not been seen or heard from since.

Daniel Gerard Chervenka Jr was 28 years old when he went missing in 1999.  Daniel Chervenka is 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighed approximately 170 pounds around the time he disappeared.  Daniel Chervenka has brown hair and blue eyes.  Daniel Chervenka has scars on his knees.  He suffers from bipolar disorder which requires medication.

If you have any information about the whereabouts of Daniel Gerard Chervenka, contact the Phoenix Police Department, Detective Somershoe at 602-261-8042 reference case # 90884103. (NamUs MP # 467)

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