Dan Clune still unknown
SAGLE -- Bloodhounds were pressed into service Wednesday in the hunt for
a Sandpoint man who has been missing for at least five days.
Investigators from the city of Sandpoint and the Bonner County's Sheriff's
office used the dogs to try and pick up Daniel Harry Clune's scent, but
were unsuccessful, according to Sandpoint Police Chief Mark Lockwood.
The area around and under the U.S. Highway 95 Long Bridge was originally
checked on Monday, the day friends reported Clune missing, but the search
turned nothing up, Lockwood said.
Clune, a 29-year-old software programmer from Sandpoint, was last seen
shortly before 2 a.m. at the Long Bridge Grill, which sits at the south
end of the bridge spanning the Pend Oreille River. Those who know Clune
say it's out of character for him to miss work or stay out of contact
with friends and colleagues, which has them worried for his safety.
Sandpoint Police issued a media statement on Monday asking for the public's
help in finding Clune. Meanwhile, friends put up posters around town.
One of the theories making the rounds in Sandpoint on Tuesday was that
he might have fallen into the river while walking on the bridge on his
way back to town.
Lockwood said Clune's residence was checked, as were his personal business
records, such as bank accounts and mobile phone records
"We're not getting any activity in the cell phone or the bank account,"
The public appeals for information have yeilded a number of leads.
"But we haven't gotten a lead that's led us anywhere," said
Clune was last seen wearing a blue beanie-style cap, a blue zip-up sweatshirt
and blue jeans. He is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds.
He has dark hair and brown eyes. A recent photograph shows him with long
hair, although he now wears it cropped closely to his scalp.
• Anybody with information about Clune's whereabouts is asked to
call Bonner Dispatch at 265-5525 or Sandpoint Police at 265-1482.