ALERT: Fort Atkinson man, unseen since Oct. 5, listed as missing and endangered

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Scott McDaniel

FORT ATKINSON, Wis. (WKBT) — The Fort Atkinson Police Department issued an endangered missing persons alert for a 41-year-old Fort Atkinson man who was last seen at about 5:30 p.m. Oct. 5.

Scott McDaniel left his adult residential group home at 318 N. Main St. in Fort Atkinson on foot after a fire alarm evacuated the building, according to the alert. McDaniel is schizophrenic and does not have his medications with him, the alert says.

He has been incarcerated in the past for attempting to kill his parents, believing that they are imposters, police said, adding that his parents have been notified and are in a safe location.

McDaniel does not have access to a vehicle, according to the police department in Fort Atkinson, which is about 135 miles southeast of La Crosse as the crow flies. Police said they issued the statewide alert Tuesday because he has made statements that he planned to go to Los Angeles to live on the streets.

“Scott traveled to Mukwonago that evening (Oct. 5) by cab and went to an old elementary school friend’s house whom he had not seen in years,” the alert says.

The ex-classmate’s parents gave McDaniel a ride back to Fort Atkinson that evening, but he jumped out of the car just south of Fort Atkinson, according to the alert.

McDaniel’s name has been entered into the National Crime Information Center as “missing endangered.”
Fort Atkinson police ask that anyone who happens upon McDaniel to notify its department at (920) 563-7777, reference case 21-10834.

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