Jeff Smith 2 p.m., Dec. 18
Orange County Surfer Found Dead in San Diego
Unknown how he got from the Hard Rock Cafe to Chollas Creek, murdered.
5200 Landis Street January 29, 6:30 p.m.
Dane Williams, 23, an employee of Hurley International, was in San Diego attending the Action Sports Trade Show at the San Diego Convention Center. He was last seen at approximately 1:30 a.m. leaving the Hard Rock Café in the Gaslamp District.
Williams did not return to his hotel room or call anyone. He did not change his clothes or get money from his room. His mysterious disappearance prompted a thre-day search undertaken by family and friends. He is from Orange County and enjoyed surfing, working for the marketing department of Hurley.
On the morning of January 29, at 6:30 a.m., a citizen left his residence on Landis Street in Chollas Creek and observed a person lying in the north alley. The citizen called police. The victim’s death was confirmed at the scene.
The dead body bore a string physical resemblance to Williams; the body was clad in the same clothing Williams was wearing when last seen.
Thus far, the cause and manner of Williams’ death are uncertain until the Medical Examiner’s Office conducts an autopsy.