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Dane Bryan Elkins

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Dane Elkins
Dane and his Mother
Dane and his Mother
Dane Elkins
Dane Elkins
MIssing Poster from family
Wearing Blue Jacket

Missing Persons Details

Missing Person
Dane Bryan Elkins
Alias Used
Dane Elkins
Last Seen
December 21, 2020
Case Status
Unknown Missing
Intake Date
July 05, 2021
Source of Record
Medical Conditions
Elkins may be disoriented and confused, he suffers from mental health issues and is likely to be nervous about people following him



Physical Description

Hair Color
Eye Color
170 lbs
Distinguishing Features
Elkins may have a beard as seen in the profile photos to the right.
Last Seen Wearing
He was last seen wearing a blue jacket

Details of Disappearance

His last known location, December 20th, 2020 was approximately at 8:20 PM southbound on the 5 Freeway near Templin Highway and Pyramid Lake in Castaic.

Elkins had called 911 twice that evening but when officers arrived he was nowhere to be found, his vehicle (No desc. available) was still running with the tires flat (Unknown how many flat) and his cell phone, wallet and laptop inside.

He hasn't been seen since and his family is concerned.

Elkins is an engineering student at U.C. Santa Cruz.  He is a 23 time World Racquetball Champion and holds a Black Belt Tae Kwon Do.

There have been sightings reported of Elkins in Tarzana, CA. Bakersfield and Mojave, CA.

-February 5th, 2021 Sighting-
According to his mother, Elkins interacted with two witnesses in Mojave, California near the intersection of the 14 Freeway and Mojave-Barstow Highway on Feb. 5, about 50 miles north of the Santa Clarita Valley.  (SEE ATTACHED VIDEO BELOW)

“We had one of the worst weeks, it was his birthday (recently) and it was devastating to be without him, so to get this and have new information… It’s relieving but it’s a different kind of worry,” his mother, Deborah Elkins, said in a phone call with KHTS Monday.

The two women spoke with the man assumed to be Elkins and bought him lunch, during which he reportedly told them that he was traveling on foot northward, possibly to Portland. His mother mentioned that this destination made sense due to another potential sighting in Bakersfield that had been investigated previously.

“I’m so glad that he had the survival skills to make it through the winter, to make it to February, I’m very hopeful,” his mother said.  “I’m very grateful for the community support, there’s a sense of relief that he made it out of Castaic.”

The witnesses further added Elkins mentioned he was on his way to Portland, OR where he had played in some racquetball tournaments.  He is said to have had a backpack and another type of pack he was carrying.  The witnesses were selling cell phones and he may have purchased a cell phone from them.

Case Numbers

Verified with Law Enforcement
Local Police
NR20326TI and 20008-17726

Police Contact Information

Los Angeles Police Dept.
Missing Persons Unit

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