SHAMOKIN — One year after being reported missing by his family, a young Shamokin man has been found “safe and sound” in the state of Washington, but he is wanted on a warrant out of Mifflinburg.
Police Chief Darwin Tobias III said he received a call Wednesday from Washougal Police Department in Washington that Daniel Hollick, of North Third Street, who was 25 when reported missing May 17, was located by police.
Sgt. Geoff Reijonen, of Washougal Police, said Hollick was a passenger in a two-vehicle accident that occurred about 8 a.m. Pacific Time.
He said Hollick initially gave police a false name but eventually provided his correct identity. Reijonen said his department later learned Hollick was wanted on a warrant.
The sergeant said Hollick will be extradited to Pennsylvania to face the charge, which was not identified.
Reijonen said he contacted Shamokin police after learning Hollick had been reported missing.
An extensive search was conducted for Hollick the day after he was reported missing by volunteers from Northeast Search and Rescue in Stroudsburg, canine units, a state police helicopter, family members and other volunteers in wooded areas off Interstate 81 and Route 901 near Schuylkill County’s Joe Zerbey Airport and Lowes Distribution Center in the Highridge Business Park, but no signs of the man were reportedly found.
His mother, Marcella Janine Raup, said Hollick posted a distressing message to his Facebook page stating he couldn’t keep fighting demons and gave up.
He also posted that he gave his money to charity, donated his clothes and gave away his blue 2006 Jeep Liberty with a license number of FMD5169.
Police told Raup that Hollick’s cellphone last pinged a tower in Virginia, where a search also was conducted for the missing man with negative results.