Missing OCU Baseball Player Returns Home Safe


Friday, September 18th 2015, 5:51 pm
By: News 9


An Oklahoma City Univeristy baseball player, who was missing all week, has returned home safely, Friday night.

Terry Viner told News 9 Friday evening that Dalton had returend home and is OK. Dalton Viner, 21, has been missing for four days.

No other details are known at this time.

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New details have surfaced in the search for a missing Oklahoma City University baseball player, who seems to have fallen completely off the grid.

Dalton John Viner, 21, has been missing for four days now, and his family is holding out hope he will be found alive.

Everybody at the OCU ball fields is really worried about Dalton. His father, Terry, says the last time he saw his son was on Monday at their home in Choctaw. He says Dalton had been sick last week, and had been taken care of there at their home. But he was supposed to return to campus on Monday afternoon.

And his family knew something was really wrong when he failed to show up to baseball practice.

“I assumed he was back at school going to class,” said Terry.

Terry is at a loss as to what could have happened to his son. Missing Persons posters with his picture have been placed all over campus, but still no word on his whereabouts.

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“There's no response to any texts, phone calls, emails,” said Terry Viner. “It’s just not like him.”

There is a somber stillness at the baseball fields during practice now as his fellow teammates wonder what happened to Dalton. Both the players and the coaches say they've reached out to Dalton and have heard nothing back.

His father tells News 9 he should be driving a 2013 grey Toyota Camry Hybrid with paper tags out of Texas. His father also had a message for his son.

“Son, all your family and friends love you. Just make it home,” he said.

His friends and family just want to see him back on the baseball fields, doing what he does best.

“We've played many…games here on this field, growing up on this field you know,” said Terry. “[I am] just waiting to hear something.”

And both OCU police and faculty have been alerted to Dalton's disappearance and know to contact both Midwest City police and the family. If you have any information, call (405) 732-2266.