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Daniel Robinson

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Missing Persons Details

Missing Person
Daniel Robinson
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Intake Date
September 22, 2021
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Daniel Robinson was born without his right hand.

Details of Disappearance

When Robinson arrived at work at 9 a.m. on June 23, he met with Kenneth, a co-worker, who told Buckeye police he was acting strange. 

According to the police report, Robinson was saying things that did not make sense, like asking Kenneth if he wanted to go home to Phoenix to rest. After about 15 minutes of this, he waved goodbye and abruptly left the worksite where the pair was located. 

Kenneth contacted Steve, the project manager, who said no one from the company had heard from or seen Robinson throughout the day. 

Around 3 p.m., Kenneth was made aware that Robinson had not been located and was not responding to texts and calls from work and family. At that point, Ken started to look for Robinson in the desert. 

Ken followed tire tracks he said were Robinson's near the worksite where Robinson was last seen. Heading west, he tried to locate Robinson as he drove further into an "extremely large desert area." 

Police then searched that area for "hours" with no success. 

In the days leading up to Daniel's disappearance family, friends and co-workers said that Robinson had been acting strangely in the days before he'd gone missing.

But in the days prior, the report said he was also behaving oddly with a woman he'd met while working a side job for a food delivery service.

During a delivery on June 12, a patron invited him to hang out at her home with her friend. In the days that followed texts revealed Robinson repeatedly showed up at the woman's home unannounced, after she asked him not to.

The report said he'd told family "that he was in love with her." Text messages showed the feelings were not reciprocated.

Robinson's state of mind regarding the woman he'd met was a recurring theme throughout the report.

The report also shows that family believes photos on his Instagram account had been removed since he'd gone missing.

While the new information provided no clear answers about what happened, his family believes it took police too long to start searching for Robinson in earnest.

"Once Daniel became missing, when we realized that... I think the quick action, wasn't quick enough," his father David Robinson told CNN in an interview on Thursday.

The report shows the family requested a helicopter search on June 24, the day after Robinson went missing, but was declined but eventually approved on June 25.

While Tempe Police were dispatched to check Robinson's apartment on June 24 they did not go inside. Police did not actually enter Robinson's home until July 7, nearly two weeks after he was reported missing.

Civil Air Patrol, which is comprised of volunteers who do air searches, was not contacted by police until July 7.

A rancher located Robinson's Jeep overturned in a ravine on July 19. Police said rough terrain prevented it from being seen from the air. His clothes, boots, phone, wallet, and keys were found inside.

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Police Contact Information

Buckeye Police Department
(623) 523-0234 or 623-349


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I was just watching some video clips on Daniel's case and I feel he is not too far away from where people are searching. David, Daniel's father mentioned that Daniel's vehicle, although it looks like it was rolled where it was located, had been driven 11 miles after the airbags deployed. That's incredible to think and that would mean Daniel could be anywhere. He might have even put his car in drive from outside of it and let it just roll away to end up anywhere. Has anyone learned anything about how much fuel Daniel's car had in it when it was found?
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