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Santa Clarita man missing after blood found in home; video shows he never left

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Santa Clarita man disappears from home, video shows he never left.

Nephew arrested

UPDATE 1/23/21 -Daniel Cierzan, 24, was arrested for murder on July 31, 2020.  Earlier this week he went to court and was charged with one count of murder for allegedly killing his Uncle, William Cierzan.  Daniel pled not guilty.

“He allegedly disposed of his uncle’s body, which has not been found,” the District Attorney’s Office said in a statement.

UPDATE: Reward for missing Santa Clarita man, William Cierzan has doubled to $20,000 since the city of Santa Clarita pledged $10,000 on March 28. Another $10,000 was received from an ‘anonymous donor,’ according to officials.

The Sheriff’s Department did a full review on Cierzan’s case after his wife filed a formal complaint on how they handled the case.  The complaint was against one police officer.  Linda stated, ““I feel that if she had done her job properly, she would have seen the blood and detectives would have been called in that night, instead of 24 plus hours later,” she said.

UPDATE 5/12/17

“We only have a person of interest and that is Daniel Cierzan,”  Det. Ralph Hernandez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department’s Homicide Bureau told The Signal Friday.  Daniel Cierzan is Will’s nephew.  Early in the investigation he was not considered a suspect.  The blood found in the home and outside was Cierzan’s, according to homicide detectives.

Original Story:

William Cierzan, 58, has been missing since January 26, 2017, from 26800 block of Cuatro Milpas St. in  Santa Clarita, Calif.  In this case, homicide detectives are already involved and are asking for help from the public to piece together what happened to him and where he is.  william cierzanLinda his wife stated that her husband was home all day and she called him while he was making dinner.  When she got home at 7 p.m. she found dinner on the stove but he was gone.  His keys, wallet and car were there, but he was not.

What is even more baffling is that blood was found in the home, but they are not sure yet if it belongs to Will or not.  At the press conference blood “stains” was the term that was used.


Luckily, video showed a car had pulled up to the house around 5 p.m.   A neighbor told Fox News  that the car belonged to a family member.  But the video also shows that Will never left the house.  Now it has come out that the car may belong to the nephew that had been visiting the Cierzans’ earlier that day.  It was reported that  the nephew had left at 4 p.m.  The car that showed up at the home arrived around 5 p.m. and left at 5:15 p.m.  The police stated that will have to get the video enhanced in hopes to better identify the vehicle.

In the matter of the blood, the Det. Ralph Hernandez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office will not be specific how much blood there was.

You might like to read:  The Myth about luminol and blood detection.

The police have spoken with the nephew and he is not considered a suspect.

Hernandez said that officers on bicycles and on foot have searched the area and also, in the air and are now considering bringing in a K-9 to search.  I am perplexed by this because I would think a tracking dog should have been brought to the scene by now.  Hernandez also stated that “nothing of substance” was received after talking to the neighbors.

During the press conference Linda was visibly upset and broke down while making a statement, and her sister finished the statement.  Will’s sister Sandria Peck reminded everyone that Will is out there somewhere with no cellphone and no money.

The newspaper reported that Cierzan is a part-time employee at Six Flags Magic Mountain. He’s described as being 5-foot-8, weighing about 140 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair.

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