Family starts Web
SANDPOINT -- The British element of the BookCrossing.com community is
offering to double the reward for information that leads to the safe return
of a Sandpoint man who has been missing since Nov. 6.
Family of Danny Clune put up a $2,500 reward last week. A few days later
people in the United Kingdom offered to match the award, bringing it to
Clune is a programmer for BookCrossing.com, which uses an online book
registry and tracking system to promote the sharing of books and literature.
"As you know Danny is a member of the staff at Bookcrossing.com,
and in the short time he's been there I think it's true to say that all
the members of the site (over 300,000 worldwide) have learned to greatly
value his work," said Steve Lucas of Coventry, England in e-mail
correspondence to the Bee. "In short, we'd like to see him back:
with his family and loved ones in the first instance, and if possible
back at Bookcrossing too."
In the meantime, Clune's family has established a Web site to corral and
distribute information about the missing man. It features a picture and
descriptive information about Clune, in addition to links to media stories
about the case.
The site is found at www.finddanny.com.
Clune was last seen shortly before 2 a.m. at the Long Bridge Grill in
Sagle. He was reportedly preparing to leave with friends when he went
back into the lounge to get his sweat jacket.
Clune, 29, was last seen wearing a blue beanie-style cap, a blue sweat
jacket and blue jeans. He stands 5-foot-6, weighs about 140 pounds, and
has brown hair and brown eyes.
Friends and family describe him as responsible, not someone who would
drop out of sight without telling anyone.
Since the disappearance, Sandpoint's rumor mill has been in overdrive.
One rumor making the rounds on Monday was that Clune's body was discovered
in a horse trailer in Sagle.
"I've heard that, too. But there's no truth to it. No body has been
recovered," said Sandpoint Police Detective Steve Feldhausen, who
is leading the investigation into Clune's disappearance.
• Those with information about the case are asked to call Sandpoint
Police (265-1482) Bonner Dispatch (265-5525) or e-mail the information
to the Clune Web site (firstname.lastname@example.org).