Award doubles hunt for Clune
Posted: Wednesday, Dec 01, 2004
By KEITH KINNAIRD
News editor

Family consults with psychics
SANDPOINT -- The reward has doubled again for information that leads to the safe return of a Sandpoint man who has been missing for nearly a month.

The reward is now $10,000, said Danny Clune's sister, Kristen.

Danny Clune has not been seen since Nov. 6. His family put up a $2,500 award shortly after Danny went missing. The British contingent of BookCrossing.com, an online book trading network Clune did programming for, subsequently matched it, bumping it up to $5,000.

Kristen Clune said her employer in New York City, The Sporn Company has offered to match the $5,000 reward. The Sporn Co. is a pet products company which specializes in humane leashes, harnesses and halters.
As Sandpoint Police and Bonner County Sheriff's investigators probe Clune's disappearance, the family has enlisted the help of psychics, Kristen Clune said.

A psychic in New Jersey with experience in missing persons cases has consulted with the family, as has a local psychic, Connie Stewart. Kristen Clune said she met with Stewart while in Idaho last month and has kept in contact with since her return to New York City.

Both psychics are sensing that Danny Clune, 29, is still alive, said Kristen Clune.

"They both said the same thing, which was interesting and gave us a lot of hope," she said.
Danny Clune's disappearance has baffled friends, family and co-workers. They said Danny is happily employed, stable and not somebody who would pull a disappearing act.

He was last seen at the Long Bridge Grill in Sagle shortly before 2 a.m. He was wearing a blue hooded sweat jacket, blue stocking cap and blue jeans. He stands 5-feet, 6-inches and weighs 140 pounds.
A Web site (www.finddanny.com) has been established to spread the word about Danny Clune's disappearance and to take in information and tips. Posters have been put up around the area. Posters can even be found in downtown Spokane.

Kristen Clune said there have been no significant developments in the investigation.
"We're still in the same position that we were (in earlier this month)," she said.

• Anybody with information about Clune's whereabouts is asked to call Bonner Dispatch at 265-5525 or Sandpoint Police at 265-1482.