Police seek clues on missing man

Kaua’i Police Department officers are asking for the public’s help with finding a missing visitor.

Daniel Marks, 24, from Portland, Ore., was scheduled to arrive on Kaua’i on Wednesday, Nov. 9, and stayed at one of two hostels on the island, both located in Kapa’a.

He checked out of the hostel Nov. 10, and was scheduled to leave the island on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

Marks is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighs between 130 to 140 pounds, has brown eyes and hair and a beard.

He has small tattoos above both his temples that are barely visible. Marks is of Caucasian descent.

He was reported missing by his sister on Tuesday, Nov. 22. He likes to compose computergenerated music, backpack and hike, and, according to family members, is an excellent writer.

Marks was to fly to Minnesota to visit his sister, Sue Marks, in Minnesota on Nov. 20, to celebrate the holiday season, but never showed up at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport, family members said.

He was fly to with his sister and her fiancee to Colorado for their wedding, and then fly to Central America with the newlyweds.

Marks was to have started graduate school at Portland State University in January.

The man had been traveling around state parks in California since the end of October.

Family members said he told friends in an e-mail that he was going to meet someone on Kaua’i. His family members said they did not know about his plans to travel to Kaua’i.

Sister Susan Marks and brother Ron Marks Jr. both arrived on Kaua’i to search for their brother. They met with KPD officials yesterday.

Susan Marks’ coworkers in Duluth, Minn., arranged for the printing of 500 flyers, which Susan Marks and Ron Marks Jr. are expected to post on Kaua’i. A search Web site has been established by family members, http://groups.yahoo/com/group/DanielMarks, and a group e-mail address set up, DanielMarks@yahoogroups.com.

Anyone with information about Marks is urged to call KPD dispatch at 241-1711, KPD’s Investigative Services Bureau, 2411696, or Crime Stoppers, 241-1887.

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