Real Name: David Thies
Nicknames: No known nicknames
Location: New York, New York
Date: December 13, 1982
Date of Birth: Unrevealed
Weight: 145 pounds
Marital Status: Unrevealed
Characteristics: Caucasian male. Dark brown hair, blue/gray eyes. Thies had a mustache and beard at the time of his 1984 disappearance. His left ear is pierced and he has a scar on the right side of his nose.
Details: At around 4PM on December 13, 1982, nineteen-year-old David Thies left his New York City apartment and went into the hallway to smoke a cigarette. When he did not return, his mother, Karen DiGia, thought it was strange as it was her husband's birthday. Earlier in the day, he had went out to buy a gift for him. That evening, he planned to make a salad or something for the birthday dinner.
She also recalls that before his disappearance, David was flipping the channels of the news reports obsessively as if he felt threatened by something he saw. The DiGias put up a $25,000 reward for information on David's disappearance. After the reward was posted, more than 40 people contacted the police to report having seen David in California. The witnesses either saw him selling "junk" on the street or hanging around with a cult group. Despite these sightings, David has never been located.
Suspects: None known
Extra Notes: The case was featured as a part of a missing persons special alert in the October 25, 1989 episode.
- David Thies on the Charley Project
- David Thies on NamUs
- David Thies on the Doe Network
- Without a Trace - New York Magazine