Select It Sunday: Cayce Lynn McDaniel

Bridget B. asked me to profile Cayce Lynn McDaniel‘s case for Select It Sunday; the 21st anniversary of her disappearance was last month. She was fourteen when she disappeared from Milan, Tennessee on August 16, 1996. She attended a church party and then someone dropped her off at home, which was unoccupied at the time. Cayce’s mom arrived home in the early hours of the next morning and found her daughter gone. She had had time to change clothes, grab some milk and cookies and turn on the TV before she disappeared.

I did a search and found this 2017 article about the case, but it doesn’t say anything new. A 2010 article says the police believe Cayce is dead.

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2 thoughts on “Select It Sunday: Cayce Lynn McDaniel

  1. Deb September 18, 2017 / 11:23 pm

    It’s definitely odd that her mother waited 10 hours to report her missing, considering all the details such as the TV being on, milk and cookies out, and having changed out of her day clothes.

  2. Patrick Kerrigan November 27, 2017 / 1:29 pm

    I agree with Deb’s comment. Their is a mention that her family attended the church where the party was held. Yet, all we know about is Cayce and her mother. I assume that mom is either divorced or separated.

    Who else would know she was home alone. Did, she have an older boyfriend. Where was mom, when Cayce was dropped off.

    I understand that her family did not cooperate with a podcast that was trying to bring attention to Cayce’s case.

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