Police: Body found near BWI believed to be missing man from PGCO
UPDATE: Prince George’s County Police have confirmed that Danny DeHaven, a missing 65-year-old man, was located deceased in Anne Arundel County Tuesday. Anne Arundel County Police say, at this time, there are suspicious factors in DeHaven’s death, but they will follow up with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine the cause of death.
Danny Dehaven’s family released the following statement Wednesday:
“Yesterday, Tuesday January 9th, at 8pm, the Prince George’s County Police Department informed the family that they located our Dad and he had already passed.
We would like to thank everyone for their time, energy, and efforts towards trying to find our father. All that we were able to accomplish was a direct result of the overwhelming love and support from the community, the Prince George’s County Police Department, the Beltsville Volunteer Fire Department, the media, and the supporting agencies.
At this time we need to process this outcome and appreciate the life of Danny DeHaven.
BELTSVILLE, Md. – Family members of a man missing since Tuesday morning say more than 100 people came out on Saturday to help them search.
Daniel “Danny” Dehaven, 65, has been missing since January 2nd. He was last seen at around 11:30 a.m. in the 10900 block of Blatimore Avenue in Beltsville, about a half-mile from his home.
Police say Dehaven suffers from dementia and is non-verbal. He was known to wander the neighborhood recently, but not go far.
Loved ones set up an impromptu command center at the Beltsville Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday morning, where family, friends, and complete strangers came to help.
They sent different groups across Beltsville, into Laurel and Bowie.
“People we don’t know are giving us their time, it means so much to us,” says Kevin DeHaven, Danny’s son.
Dehaven is described as a white man, around 5’9″ and weighs around 175 pounds. Officers say he was last seen on a store’s surveillance video in the 10900 block of Baltimore Avenue.
Kevin says his father will respond to his name.
“If you call out Danny he should recognize his name and he can answer yes and no questions,” he says.
After days of brutally cold temperatures, he’s hopeful his father wandered into a homeless shelter and got mixed up in the system.
“That’s the focus, that’s the thought, and that’s the hope,” he says.
The group says they will be meeting at the Beltsville Volunteer Fire Department at 11 a.m. again on Sunday to conduct another search.
For more information on how you can help, you can also visit their Facebook page.
If you have any information about Daniel Dehaven’s whereabouts, you can contact police at 301-699-2601.