TIMELINE OF EVENTS:
March 7th, 2023: Shane had a friend drop by the residence. (this individual is cooperating with investigators)
March 8th, 2023: Shane was last seen by Danner (son), Hayden (daughter), Rachael (wife) , and Hayden’s girlfriend Brooke the evening of the 8th.
March 9th, 2023: Rachael woke up from sleeping in their shop with sick goats, took Hayden to school, came back to the property and noticed her iced coffee was on the counter still hot with ice cubes in it. (Shane always made her coffee every morning). Shanes wallet, phone, apple watch, and his 9mm that he normally carried were still at the house, but he was no where to be found. A missing persons report was filed that afternoon. Two members of TCSO, Danner, and family friends went out behind the property to search while a Washington State Police plane equipped with forward facing infrared flew above us looking for hot-spots.
March 10th, 2023: Two trained Belgian Malinous search dogs and their trainers came and searched the area for most of the day.
March 11th, 2023: SAR conducts a search for Shane. They searched all day, multiple different grid squares with bloodhounds.
March 12th, 2023: The immediate family held a private search.
**Rachael is refusing to give any additional updates since March 12th**
✚ The Thurston County Sheriff’s office called Shane’s disappearance “suspicious”
✚ No one other than immediate family and their closest friends have been able to search the property (besides officials and SAR). Shanes 3 biological daughters have been denied access to assist in searching as well.
✚ All vehicles and ATV/UTV’s are accounted for.
✚ Shane is wearing a size 11 hiking style Danner boot and could be carrying a .45 firearm (this firearm is missing from the property)
✚ Shane has bad hips and has had a full hip replacement but is said to have been in need of another. This mobility issue created strain when crouching down, making it difficult or impossible to get back up on his own. It has also been stated that Shane wouldn’t be able to make it 100′ easily on his own.
✚ Rachael and Shane’s phones allegedly had billing issues and no service starting the evening of March 8th, and were turned back on the afternoon of March 9th.
✚ Family had cameras on property but cameras had not been set up yet
🚩 We know that the first statement pertaining to when Shane was last see was that Hayden waved to him Thursday morning. But that story changed. If he was seen Wednesday night by R, H, D, and her gf why isn’t anyone saying what time of night and where? There are no details around their last sighting or interaction, at all.
🚩 Shane isn’t registered in the NamUs database. Why?
🚩 Danner said as soon as Rachael noticed Shane hadn’t taken his wallet, phone or keys with him, she believed his disappearance was suspicious per news articles. Danner and Rachael have also posted on social media that it was very normal for his Shane to leave without his belongings.