Tiffany Daniels is a talented artist that was working at Pensacola State College painting sets at the time of her disappearance.
She loved dancing and the outdoors and often spent her time camping, biking, surfing, and hosting epic dance parties at her home. Her family and friends describe her as a free-spirit that lit up the world around her. She was a very trusting person.
Tiffany Heaven Daniels is 5’7” with blonde hair and blue eyes. She is now 30 years old and has tattoos on the top of her feet of seeds growing into vines that bloom at the top. You can find more information by watching Episode 2 of Season 7 of Disappeared on Amazon Prime or by following the Facebook page, Help Find Tiffany. If you see Tiffany, please reach out by private messaging the Help Find Tiffany page as well as the police, as the family has been working with KlaasKids and private teams to follow up on leads. Doing so helps expedite the process of verifying the tip before giving the information to police, and in doing so, helps police justify the expense of resources needed and gives faster results. If you think you may have seen Tiffany but aren’t sure, you can send the Help Find Tiffany Facebook page a private message, and they’ll let you know if you should contact police as well.
At this time, Tiffany is believed to be a victim of human trafficking and due to a recent tip, her family believes that she may be in the Northern California area.
On the morning of her disappearance, Tiffany’s roommate, Gary Nichols, stated that he heard the front door opening and closing repeatedly around 3 AM, and when he went to see if it was Tiffany, he didn’t find anything amiss and went back to bed. At 7 AM when he got up for work, he found that Tiffany’s car was already gone. Tiffany didn’t need to be at work until 8 AM, and according to her family, she was not an early riser. When she showed up for work that day, she asked her boss for some time off to take care of some things, which she didn’t elaborate on and wasn’t something that she mentioned to her friends or family. On August 12, 2013, Tiffany clocked out at her job at Pensacola State College at 4:45 PM and was never seen again.
Due to her computer’s internet history, it is believed that Tiffany did come home after work around 5 PM and was there until around 7 PM. Gary stated that he was home during this time, but he did not see Tiffany or hear her because he was on the phone with his girlfriend. When Tiffany did not come home that evening at 10 PM, Gary phoned Tiffany and was sent to voicemail. He then called his daughter Noel, who was also friends with Tiffany, and she told him that Tiffany was an adult and that he shouldn’t worry.
On August 14, Gary came home to find that the power had been turned off by the electric company, which was in Tiffany’s name, and he called Noel and asked her to reach out to Tiffany’s family because he now suspected something was wrong since the power had been cut to the house.
On August 17, Noel finally reached Cindy, Tiffany’s mother, who immediately filed a police report, which was passed to the Pensacola Police Department for jurisdictional reasons, as Tiffany lived within the city and her parents did not. Within this time, Gary decided to move out and gave his key to Cindy, who did not previously have a key to her daughter’s home.
The next day, police requested access to Tiffany’s home, and Cindy met them there so she could open the door for the police to go in and search the home. Inside, they found Tiffany’s camping gear and concluded that it did not appear that she was planning a trip. They then issued a BOLO for Tiffany’s vehicle and a press release regarding her case. Her family does not believe that Tiffany would have committed suicide, as she cared so much for the people in her life and also in part to the fact that she had upcoming plans to host a dance party and to visit her boyfriend, who moved to Texas the day prior to the date she went missing.
Tiffany’s friends organized a campaign to find her and started to canvas the Pensacola area with flyers. Due to a tip on August 20th, they found her car in the very last public parking lot on Pensacola Beach, near Fort Pickens. Tiffany’s personal items were found in the car, such as her bicycle, phone, wallet, clothes, paintings, and other personal items. It did not appear that anyone had attempted to rob the vehicle, though three fingerprints were found – one on the driver’s side door and two on the steering wheel. These fingerprints did not match Tiffany or anyone that they had investigated, and also did not match anyone’s fingerprints that were already in the system. Sand was found on the bicycle and on the tires, but was not found on the floorboards which mean that Tiffany likely went for a ride and then stowed her bike, but for whatever reason, did not enter the vehicle herself. Due to the fact that her body has never been recovered from the water or washed up onto shore, authorities believe that is unlikely that she drowned. Tiffany’s plates were scanned on the toll bridge leading to the beach at 7:51 PM on August 12, but due to the fact that the cameras only capture the license plate, it cannot be confirmed if she was the driver of the vehicle.
On August 25, 2013, the KlaasKids organization came to Pensacola and with park rangers, 250 volunteers, two other search organizations, and search dogs, they canvased the Santa Rosa Island area, which included the entire national park area and beyond, but did not find any signs of Tiffany, nor any items belonging to Tiffany. In January 2014, her family received a tip from a waitress in Louisiana regarding an older Hispanic woman dining with two younger women, one of which looked like Tiffany. Due to the fact that she waited over a month to report the tip, the video surveillance had already been taped over and the tip could not be verified.
I-10 is a hotbed for human trafficking and runs from Santa Monica, CA to Jacksonville, FL – right through Pensacola. The state of Florida is also back and forth between 1st and 2nd for the highest number of cases of recorded human trafficking. There are many signs of human trafficking that are often displayed by victims – avoidance to make eye contact, seems fearful or depressed, does not engage in conversation and instead allows someone to often speak for them in public, appears malnourished or displays other signs of abuse, such as bruises, has few or no physical possessions, has no identification, and may have lack of knowledge about where they are or a lost sense of time.
If you suspect someone is the victim of human trafficking, the best thing you can do is stall the person if you are in the position to do so, such as a cashier or waiter/waitress, and contact authorities immediately by either calling 911 or the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888. If you are unable to stall them, try to see which direction they are heading and what type of vehicle they are driving with the license plate number. Tiffany, like every other victim of human trafficking, is only one tip away from coming home.