Missing 21-year-old man found safe

Police: Man disappeared on Wednesday
Missing 21-year-old man found safe

A 21-year-old Madison man who disappeared earlier this week was located early Friday morning and is in “good condition,” according to Madison police.

The man, Daniel J. Wise, of Madison, was last seen leaving his home on North Bedford Street between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Wednesday, dressed for his job at Capital Centre Foods. His employer said Wise didn’t show up for work that day, police said.

Family and friends on Thursday put up fliers around the State Street area.
Wise’s mother said that a family friend saw Wise as he walking on a road in Cross Plains before 8 a.m. on Friday. Wise apparently told the family the reason he left was that “he was getting away.”

Police said that they’re not treating Wise’s disappearance as a criminal investigating and won’t be investigating the case further.

Wise was most recently a Madison College student, enrolled last in the fall of 2011. He told his family he had been accepted as a transfer to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, although the university said Thursday that it had no record of that.

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