Missing Washington High School Football Player Found Safe, Then Arrested on Murder Charge -People
A teenage football player and his best friend have been charged with murdering his mother’s ex-boyfriend. Gabriel Michael Davies and Justin Jiwoon Yoon, both 16, are charged with second-degree murder in the death of Daniel McCaw.
The two teens, Davies and Yoon, allegedly broke into the victim’s house and stabbed and shot dead 51-year-old Daniel McCaw around 2am on August 28. They stayed in the home for over 40 minutes before fleeing the area.
Davies was reported missing after failing to show up for football practice, sparking a massive two-day manhunt. One day after Davies went missing, police made a gruesome discovery. Authorities say McCaw was found dead in his home on September 1 after he failed to show up for work for four days.
Both suspects in the murder of Daniel McCaw have pleaded not guilty and are being held on $1 million bond each.
Police found a small amount of blood in Davies’ abandoned vehicle as well as a smashed cell phone nearby. Both Davies and Yoon will be charged as adults, according to the prosecuting attorney’s office.
Investigators looking into Davies’ disappearance spoke to members of his family, who said Davies and Yoon had been camping with friends and family at Panther Lake from August 27 through August 28. The two teens left the cabin just after midnight on August 28 and returned around 6:30 am.
Authorities now believe Davies and Yoon are the suspects in the crime, but Davies father claims that his son was threatened by McCaw’s ‘biker buddies’ before the crime.
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- A high school football player vanished. He was found safe — and charged with murder. NBC News
- Teen football player, 16, who vanished for two days in Washington is charged with murder after he ‘broke into mom’s ex-boyfriend’s home through dog door with his best friend and shot him dead’ Daily Mail