I have been searching for 13 years trying to locate my daughter. Her mother and I had a bad relationship while she was pregnant, and left me 1 month before she had her. I couldn't find her after that. I got wind from a friend that she was giving birth to my daughter at the hospital in Albuquerque and I called there to try and work things out and see my daughter... That was the last time I ever spoke to her. She ran, hid, whatever you want to call it... For 13 years I have hired private detectives, put adds in papers, internet searches, even walked up and down every street in Moriarty trying to find them... Nothing. I didn't want to separate my daughter from her mother, but I wanted a chance to be her father... That was stripped from me because I refused to convert to Mormonism. After all these years, I found a few friends I knew there online, and one of them saw that Rebecca McClellan and our daughter had moved back to Moriarty. They could not give further information because of threats and "vandalism" upon their families.
I do not want to get anyone hurt or put anyone in a position that could jeopardize careers, lives, or families. I just want to know if my daughter is well, how she is doing. I never wanted to get police involved and court systems, I don't want to drag our families through the mud over this. What else is there to day other than she effectively kidnapped my daughter and got away with it because we were not married. I made huge mistakes back then, and the biggest was letting my daughter go.. IT was the worst, most detrimental thing I could have ever done, and I have been praying and hoping to find her to make amends.
I cannot bear to think I would never get the chance to be part of my daughter's life, and I know that left up to Rebecca, I never would get that chance. But I plead with you, is there anything at all you can do to give me any information about my daughter?
This is all I know./...
Her Mother is married to a man named Bryan Logsdon. They work, or have worked at McDonalds in Moriarty and Edgewood as managers. I have no idea what name they have registered under for my daughter. The only way I know my daughter's name, is because a friend of mine heard Rebecca call her that when she saw them. When trying to confront Rebecca, my friend was told that if she ever heard from me, that she was to tell me that Louise was not my daughter. It was a few years ago that Rebecca filed for child support and she dropped the case because it would mean that I would then have legal right to my daughter. The State would not give me any further information on that.
I understand that you have no authority in this matter, and that I could be anybody trying to get information.. I am not going to hide my identity
My name is Daniel Strickland-Clabaugh
I live at 2947 W. Lemay Ave, West Valley City UT 84119. I do not have a phone directly, but I have 3 email addresses
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. I am listed in MyYearbook, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and xxeno1.gather.com. I use my full name and have pictures of myself, my wife and my 5 year old son.
I was trying to place an add in the Moriarty Tribune to be out for this Thursday's issue, but because I just had to drop 1000 on my car repairs, I was left with no way to pay the measly 30 bucks it would have cost me to run a city wide add.
I myself just found my biological dad after 35 years.. and have moved out here to be close to the man I never got to know.. please .. please dont let me make the same mistakes with my daughter. I repeated the sins of my father litterally, I want to end that now.
I do not care if I have to pay child support for the rest of my life if it means I get to have her in my life.
Please.. anything you can do
A very hurt, and desperate father.