Sheriff’s office seeks public’s help locating missing 19-year-old

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The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a 19-year-old man who went missing on Dec. 18.

Daniel Gilchrist was last seen leaving his father’s Moss Beach home about 11 p.m. He told his father he was going to spend time with his friend in Pacifica about 7 miles away, but he never arrived, sheriff’s officials said.

“Daniel left his vehicle and the keys at his father’s residence, and seemingly walked,” the sheriff’s office said. “His cell phone has been turned off and no one has heard from him since the evening of the 18th.”

On Christmas Eve, the sheriff’s office posted about the missing persons case on Facebook, garnering significant response from the community, including from those who know Gilchrist and his family.

Anyone who has seen Daniel or has any information about his location is encouraged to contact Detective Joe Fava with the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office 650-363-4192 or via email at