Fort Atkinson police searching for man missing since early October

Scott Mcdaniel
Courtesy of the Fort Atkinson Police Department

FORT ATKINSON, Wis. — Fort Atkinson police have issued a missing person alert Tuesday for a man who was last seen two weeks ago.

Authorities said 41-year-old Scott McDaniel was last seen leaving his group home located at 318 North Main Street in Fort Atkinson the evening of Oct. 5. Law enforcement said McDaniel left the group home on foot after the building was evacuated because of a fire alarm.

McDaniel is schizophrenic and does not have his medications with him, according to the alert. He was previously incarcerated for trying to kill his parents because he thought they were imposters, Fort Atkinson police said. His parents have been notified and they are safe.

Police described him as a white man with green eyes and short, black hair. He is 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs 184 pounds. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black shirt, and a black coat with a grey hood. He typically wears wire-rim glasses and has a full beard and mustache.

According to the alert, McDaniel doesn’t have access to a vehicle, but he may have a cell phone with him.

McDaniel reportedly traveled to Mukwonago in a taxi the night he was last seen. He visited an elementary school friend’s house and got a ride back to Fort Atkinson later that night. Police said McDaniel jumped out of the car south of Fort Atkinson and has not been seen since.

Anyone with information about McDaniel’s location is asked to contact the Fort Atkinson Police Department at 920-563-7777.