Missing Pensacola Man Found Deceased Near Brewton

November 26, 2014

A missing Pensacola man last seen early Sunday morning has been found deceased near Brewton, AL, as the apparent result of a traffic accident.

Authorities said 39-year old Daniel Eric Doelker was found deceased Wednesday morning along with his vehicle in a deep ditch along Highway 31 near Creamer Dozier Service on Highway 31.

Earlier story:

The Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing person, 39-year old Daniel Eric Doelker. He was described as being about 5-feet, 10-inches tall.

Doelker was last seen in the Brewton area November 23 around 1 am. Doelker  should be driving a 2004 Toyota Tundra extended cab truck with Florida tag number G699FL.

He is a member of a hunting club off of Mancil Rock Road outside of East Brewton near Highway 29. He had been at the hunting camp over the weekend. Authorities and family members spent most of Tuesday searching for Doelker and his vehicile, including an aerial search. The search was concentrated around the hunting camp, which is an extremely remote area near the Conecuh National Forest, and on the roadways around the camp.

At this point, Escambia County (AL) Chief Deputy Mike Lambert said the incident is being treated as if foul play “might” be involved, only because his department works all missing persons cases in that manner until foul play is ruled out.

Anyone who has information or comes in contact with Doelker should  notify Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Alabama at (251) 809-2154  or your local law enforcement agency.

Pictured top: The body of a Pensacola man was found in a ditch alongside Highway 31 near Brewton, AL, Thursday morning. Photo by Anthony Pura, WEAR 3, for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.


10 Responses to “Missing Pensacola Man Found Deceased Near Brewton”

  1. Wendy Doggett on November 30th, 2014 1:55 am

    My heart and prayers go out to Eric’s family espically his son Ricky. Eric and I met aqnd became friends after Hurricane Ivan when we both worked on Pensacola Navy Base. He was a wonderful person with a great soul and I will miss him very much!! Rest in Peace Eric!!!!

  2. Puddin on November 26th, 2014 9:47 pm

    Was driving by this morning when the recovery process was going on. That is more like a gulley than a ditch. Glad he was found, but so sad for the families loss.

  3. Erica on November 26th, 2014 7:33 pm

    So sad to hear this. My heart goes out to he and his family.

  4. James daywalt on November 26th, 2014 4:46 pm

    So sorry to hear of Mr. Eric I’ll always remember him. James Daywalt/Rabbit.

  5. rabbit on November 26th, 2014 3:25 pm

    He will always be remembered . I’ll will never forget Mr. Eric

  6. Regina on November 26th, 2014 12:02 pm

    Prayers for his family and friends that God hold them in the palm of his hand during this time.

  7. Willene Bryan on November 26th, 2014 11:38 am

    So sorry for the family. Prayers for all.

  8. Victoria on November 26th, 2014 9:25 am

    Prayers for Eric and his family! I hope they find him quickly and in good health.

  9. john on November 26th, 2014 12:26 am

    This is one of my dads friends hope he is okay and is found safe.

  10. concerned on November 25th, 2014 4:26 pm

    How sad! I hope they find him safe. I wonder why they didn’t call in the rescue squad. Several of those members are from that area and know the woods out three VERY well.

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