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Daniel Maleska

A 32 year old man vanishes while on a fishing trip

  • Last updated: October 25, 2022
  • Grand Rapids, MN
  • May 25, 1987

Overview of Daniel Maleska

Daniel vanishes while on an annual fishing trip in Grand Rapids, MN.

Daniel Patrick Maleska, his brother, and thirteen other men left their homes in May of 1987 to travel to Grand Rapids, MN for an annual fishing trip. On May 25, 1987, Daniel was last seen leaving his lake home, presumably to go fishing. He has not been seen or heard from since.

Where the case stands today.

Today it has been more than 35 years since Daniel was last seen in Grand Rapids, MN. His case remains unsolved, even being labeled “cold” by investigators. Few details are available in his case due to the lack of media reporting, specifically around the time of his disappearance.

At the time of his disappearance, Daniel Patrick Maleska was described as a 32 year old caucasian male who was bald and had blue eyes. He stood 5’9” tall and weighed approximately 175 lbs. If you have any information regarding Daniel's disappearance or his whereabouts, please contact the Itasca County Sheriff's Office at (218) 326-3477.


  1. Date Missing:May 25, 1987
  2. Birthday:September 29, 1954
  3. Current Age:69
  4. Age at Incident:32
  5. NAMUS Number:MP12979
  6. Race:Caucasian / White
  7. Gender:Male
  8. Height:5'9"
  9. Weight:175 lbs
  10. Hair Color:Bald

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