Daniel James O’Keeffe (DOB 31 May 1987) was last seen and reported missing to police on 15 July 2011. With no information on his whereabouts, the Dan Come Home social media campaign was launched three days later to encourage public awareness.
The public support for the search was unprecedented – an engaged social media audience reaching an average of half a million people – and in 2013, led sister Loren to found Missing Persons Advocacy Network (MPAN).
MPAN is a registered charity that creates awareness for missing Australians and provides practical support to those left behind. It is the only charity of its kind in Australia.
Dan was found on 21 March 2016, devastating thousands who had followed the O’Keeffe’s journey. Dan was a remarkable young man; kind, gentle, smart, generous. He is very sorely missed by all those who knew him and felt they knew him.
MPAN is Dan’s legacy, and will continue to encourage a collaborative effort across media, government, corporates, emergency services and the public to ensure families have adequate support when they need it most.
Please see www.mpan.com.au for more information.
MCC Won’t Suspend Missing Man’s Membership
– The Age, 7 December 2015
MCC Criticised For Refusing to Suspend Missing Man Daniel O’Keeffe’s Membership – The Herald Sun, 8 December 2015
Daniel O’Keeffe: Melbourne Cricket Club Cops Backlash After Refusing to Suspend Membership of Missing Man – ABC News, 8 December 2015