Christopher Gage Daniel

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Left and Center: Christopher, circa 2012;
Right: Age-progression to age 9 (circa 2014)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 23, 2012 from Unionville, Tennessee
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: June 29, 2005
  • Age: 7 years old
  • Height and Weight: 4'0, 50 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Christopher goes by his middle name, Gage, and most accounts refer to him by that name.
  • Medical Conditions: Gage may be in need of medical attention for unspecified reasons; he's classified as a special needs child.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Gage disappeared with his half-sister, Chloie Leverette. They lived with their grandparents, Leon "Bubba" McClaran and Molli McClaran, in the 700 block of Kingman Road in Unionville, Tennessee. Photos of the McClarans are posted below this case summary. The children were last seen at home at 6:30 p.m. on September 23, 2012.

    At 9:30 p.m., the house caught fire and burned to the ground, killing the children's grandparents. Authorities initially thought Gage and Chloie had also been killed, but although thoroughly searched the wreckage, but couldn't find any sign of the children or their remains. Investigators are still unsure as to what caused the fire, but the county sheriff said he thought the blaze was accidental.

    Authorities stated they don't suspect foul play was involved, but little information is available in Gage and Chloie's cases. It's possible they did in fact die in the fire and the investigators were simply unable to find their remains.

    Grandma Grandpa
    Left: Molli McClaran;
    Right: Leon McClaran


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Tennessee Bureau of Investigation


    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    The Daily Mail
    ABC News
    News Channel 5
    The Shelbyville Times-Gazette
    The Columbia Daily Herald


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated October 12, 2014; age-progression added.

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