Daren Dixon

Above: Dixon, circa 1993


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 4, 1993 from Yellowstone National Park, Montana
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Age: 20 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'1, 170 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Dixon's nickname is Franny.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Dixon was last seen in Yellowstone National Park in Montana on July 4, 1993. He was a park employee who worked as a busboy at Roosevelt Lodge. It was his second year working there; he lived in Selma, Indiana during the off season. Dixon quit his job on July 2, without giving a reason, and disappeared two days later. He was last seen by friends in Cooke City, Montana. His car was later found parked at the Lamar River Canyon pullout with his wallet inside.

    Investigators believe Dixon, an avid fisherman, may have drowned; his fishing gear was missing from the car when it was located. An extensive search which lasted for the rest of the summer turned up no indication of his whereabouts. His case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    National Park Service


    Source Information
    Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park
    by Lee H. Whittlesey
    The Indianapolis Star
    The Northwest Indiana Post-Tribune
    The Bozeman Daily Chronicle


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated October 9, 2016; casefile added.

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