Real Name: Daniel Mark Gagliardo
Aliases: None Known
Wanted For: Child Molestation
Missing Since: 1995
Details: Around the town of White House, Texas, Det. Mark Gagliardo was regarded as a model police officer and in 1992, his work with troubled youth offenders earned him a statewide "Policeman of the Year" award but no one guessed that Gagliardo was exploiting the same boys he was claiming to help. His secret life was uncovered in 1995 when a young man came forward with the shocking allegation that he had be sexually molested by Gagliardo. Three additional youths came forward with similar allegations, so he was arrested and charged with multiple counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child. On April 17, 1995, Gagliardo was convicted of all counts and sentenced to sixty years in prison, but he vanished when he was allowed to visit his family before the sentence began. He has not been seen since and is believed to now be traveling with a 22 year old man.
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the March 28, 1997 episode of Unsolved Mysteries. Gagliardo was also profiled on America’s Most Wanted.
Results: Captured. Gagliardo was arrested living in San Francisco, Califirnia in April 2000 due to tips from . He was returned to Texas and is now serving his sixty year sentence.