Police fear missing Santa Fe man could be in danger

Daniel Viktor Gisler

Santa Fe police said they are concerned a 20-year old Santa Fe man who has been missing for two weeks could be in danger.

Daniel Viktor Gisler, a 2017 Santa Fe High School graduate who uses his middle name on social media accounts, was last seen Nov. 19, according to family and police. Santa Fe police Detective Anthony Guerrero said no one has been able to contact Gisler on his phone in the past 16 days.

“We just need some help from the public and ask them to come forward and tell us if they’ve seen anything,” Guerrero said.



Gisler’s parents were concerned about the “people he was surrounding himself with,” Guerrero added, but he declined to comment further, citing an open investigation.

Gisler’s father, Viktor Gisler, said he couldn’t say much about his missing son because he didn’t want to interfere with the investigation, but he said he’s been worried.

“I’ve been investigating for two weeks now, and I’m out of energy,” Viktor Gisler said. “I’m anxious at night.”

Daniel Gisler has a black tattoo of a forest and flying birds circling his left elbow, his father said.

The missing man is 5-foot-11 and weighs 120 pounds, police said in a news release issued Wednesday. He has hazel eyes and brown hair.

His car, a 2000 burgundy Toyota Camry with a black hood, also is missing. The licence plate is listed on the state’s missing persons site as PHR515, but according to a woman who said she is Daniel Gisler’s girlfriend, the license number is NMH157, which is also shown in a photo posted on social media.

The 19-year-old woman, who said she has been dating Gisler for about a year, asked that her name not be published because she is afraid for her safety. She said Gisler is unemployed and not enrolled in any college program. He recently surrounded himself with people who “gave her a bad vibe,” the woman said, though she declined to elaborate.

Gisler recently purchased a gold chain with diamonds, high-end sneakers and several articles of luxury-brand clothing that retail for hundreds of dollars, the woman said, adding that she didn’t know where he obtained that kind of money.

She last heard from him the night of Nov. 19, the woman said, when Gisler texted her around 9:25 p.m. He told her he had to go to Eldorado, she said, and he had “gone ghost by 11 p.m.”

Gisler was often private and didn’t share everything with her, the woman said, adding, “He doesn’t tell me a lot of things because he thinks I’ll be disappointed in him.”

A while ago, she said, he went to California for five days without warning anyone, but he still sent text messages and communicated with friends via social media.

This is different, she said. “His phone is going off, but no one is replying.”

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