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Davis resident Daniel Brian Thompson found in Lake County

Update (4/22, 6:17 a.m..): Daniel Brian Thompson has been found by police in Lake County and is in "good spirts," according to a report in The Sacramento Bee

Update (4/21, 3:25 p.m.): According to the Davis Enterprise, Daniel Brian Thompson rented a zipcar in Sacramento on Saturday, April 13. Lieutenant Paul Doroshov of the Davis Police Department confirmed that Thompson checked the vehicle out, a 2012 Honda Insight hybrid with the license-plate number 6WKR534, near 10th and I streets in downtown Sacramento.

In regards to the Amtrak ticket Thompson purchased, Doroshov said, "We don’t believe, based on the evidence that we have, that he ever used that ticket."

The claim that Thompson emptied his bank account on April 13, the last day he is known to have made communication, is suspected to be false. According to Daniel Brian Thompson’s father, Brian L. Thompson, his son’s bank account was low, however he is not thought to have withdrawn large amounts of money before he disappeared. 

Update (4/19, 1:55 p.m.): According to the Davis Police Department, there is no record that Thompson ever used his Amtrak ticket to board the train in Davis or Sacramento. Volunteers are encouraged to search the Berryess and Putah Creek areas as planned. Anyone interested in volunteering for the search should still contact Marissa Tidrcik, and information on the case can be called in to the Davis Police Department

Update (4/19, 1:00 p.m.): We have just been informed by Erin Palmer of the Mondavi center that Daniel Brian Thompson purchased an Amtrak ticket at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, his bank accounts are drained and his phone has been dead or turned off since that day. 

Search party efforts will be shifted to focus on Sacramento over the weekend, Palmer said, and search party organizer Marissa Tidrick will be at Trader Joe’s in Davis today at 1 p.m. as planned to share this information with volunteers.

Daniel Brian Thompson, a 25-year-old Davis resident and member of the production crew for the Mondavi Center for Performing Arts, has been missing since Saturday, April 13.

Thompson was last seen on Friday, April 12, by his roommate in the home they share in the 800 block of K Street, according to the Davis Enterprise.

Thompson’s last communication was to a friend on April 13, confirming plans for that evening. Thompson never showed up to meet his friend. He is not known to have made any communication with friends in the Davis region, nor his family in Utah, said Mondavi programming manager Erin Palmer.

"This is very uncharacteristic of Daniel, to not show up for work. He’s very dependable and this is highly unusual," said Thompson’s mother, Jolene Thompson.

According to his mother, Daniel Brian Thompson has a large v-shaped scar on his forehead and also a tattoo of a handicapped logo on his left calf, representative of the periodic paralysis from which he suffers. Police said that he does not own a car and his only means of transportation is a bicycle. 

"If he were riding his bike and stopped to rest, his muscles would get paralyzed," Jolene Thompson said. "So if was by himself he could get stranded. I’m just concerned he’s stranded somewhere."  

Lt. Paul Doroshov of the Davis Police Department said investigators were pursung the case and were "very concerned". He asked for anyone with information on Thompson’s whereabouts call the Davis Police Department at 530-747-5400.

Those interested in helping find David should meet at the Trader Joe’s parking lot on Friday, April 19 at 1 p.m. to search the UC Davis arboretum area. Another search, of the Berryessa area, will take place again on Saturday, April 20 starting at 9 a.m. outside of the Putah Creek Cafe in Winters. Those interested in volunteering to help can contact Marissa Tidrick at 530-681-6970.

Thompson’s friends and colleagues have also set up a Facebook page.

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