Daniel Armando Fernandez Gaehring

Fernandez Gaehring, circa 2019; Silver Chevrolet Cobalt

  • Missing Since 04/15/2019
  • Missing From Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Male
  • Race White
  • Date of Birth 12/06/1994 (26)
  • Age 24 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'10, 140 pounds
  • Medical Conditions Fernandez Gaehring suffers from cognitive disabilities, possibly high-functioning autism. His family says he was depressed at the time of his disappearance and needs medication which he doesn't have with him. Without his medication, his judgment may be impaired.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Hispanic male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Fernandez Gaehring has a very courteous, respectful manner. He speaks in a low, reserved tone and may take some time to explain what he means, and he walks slowly with a hunched posture. His nicknames are Dan and Danny. Fernandez Gaehring had a reddish-blond beard at the time of his disappearance.

Details of Disappearance

Fernandez Gaehring was last seen at his family's home in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on April 15, 2019. He left a note behind saying he was going to drive far away and then abandon his car. He left home without his car registration, title and proof insurance, and without a debit card, phone, money, map, or GPS device. He had little money and few clothes. He has never been heard from again.

Fernandez Gaehring may be driving a silver or gray 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt with the Wisconsin license plate number 855-XXE; a photo of a similar vehicle is posted with this case summary. The car has a spoiler on the back, and the hood is somewhat damaged and separated from the chassis due to a previous collision. Few details are available in his case.

Investigating Agency

  • Eau Claire Police Department 715-839-4972

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated May 18, 2020; casefile added.