Mother desperately searching for missing son

Daniel Foster vanished in early February
Posted at 8:02 PM, Apr 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-06 23:02:15-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Nancy Foster is on a mission.

"I'm looking for my son. He disappeared from Barrio Logan area. The last known contact with anyone was Feb. 8th," Foster said.

She’s taking a leave of absence from her job at Southern New Hampshire University because she's deeply worried.

"My son doesn't go missing for two months without contacting anyone," Foster said. "My fear is that he got involved with some bad people and something bad happened to him." 

Daniel Foster was living on the streets with his dog, Apollo. He had his demons.

"Dan struggles with depression and anxiety," she said. 

She says he's a farmer at heart and may have been growing marijuana for some dangerous people.

"He probably worked for legitimate cannabis farms up north, near Washington, California. My concern is maybe he got in with some illegal cannabis operators down here," Foster said. 

Daniel had another passion; prospecting for gold; another potentially hazardous pastime.

"He loved old goldmines. He loved panning for gold in rivers but also loved to explore old mines and my fear is he may have gone into one of those mines and gotten himself stuck or it collapsed," she said.

One potential lead isn't there.

"One of the big problems is Dan left his cell phone behind. Either he dropped it or he intentionally left it," she said. 

There's a Facebook page, #FindDanielFoster.

She has support and is trying to be positive.

"I'm not allowing myself to be crushed right now. I can't afford to be crushed. I have to focus on what's important; getting the word out and hoping somebody comes forward and can tell me what happened," Foster said.