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DanielandSusanneLandgrebeThe mother of a 20-year-old from Newton Iowa who went on a cross-country trek to gather fodder for an “off-the grid book” has reported her son is missing.

Noted beautician, Susanne Landgrebe says she last heard from her son, Daniel, on June 24.

“In Cheyenne, Wyoming, they ran into this Freight Train Riders of America gang. If you Google anything about them, they’re like a horrible, violent gang that are well-known. I’d never heard of them, but they’re horrible,” Landgrebe says. “…Daniel got a knife pulled on him for getting in a freight car where one of the guys was in.”
Landgrebe says during her last conversation with her son, Daniel said he was in Salt Lake City, Utah, and planned to make his way to Montana. He promised to call her once every two days.
“We had a lot of words and conversations because he adamantly was opposed to taking a cell phone,” Landgrebe says. “He wanted to kind of live in survival mode and he was writing a book.”
Eleven days ago Daniel told his mother he planned to avoid the train gang he had just encountered by taking a bus from Ogden, Utah, to Pocatello, Idaho.
“And then he was going to train-hop from Pocatello, Idaho, up to Dillon, Montana,” she says, “and I haven’t heard from him since.”
Langrebe says if she doesn’t hear from her son soon, she will travel to Idaho to look for him. Daniel Landgrebe left Newton on May 25.

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3 Responses to “Mother calls her son in missing”

  1. james w

    Dillion, MT was the site for the 2013 National Rainbow Gathering from July 1-7 there where about 15,000 people there. That is more than likely where he went, there are a lot of people who hop freight trains that go to rainbow gatherings. Try searching Rainbow Gathering on facebook and join some of the groups and repost this there.

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  2. Eric

    Iv worked for the railway for years now and it seems a lot of train hoppers go to the London Ontario area

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  3. joseph

    would this woman please e-mail me

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