Shinho Steve Seo

Seo, circa 2004

  • Missing Since 01/01/2004
  • Missing From Punta Prieta, Mexico
  • Classification Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth 09/25/1969 (50)
  • Age 34 years old
  • Height and Weight 6'0, 200 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A black two-piece neoprene wetsuit, a black mask with a bright blue snorkel, a weight belt and a dive watch.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Asian male. Black hair, brown eyes. Seo may go by his middle name, Steve. He is a native of South Korea.

Details of Disappearance

Seo was last seen scuba-diving in the Sea of Cortez off the coast of Punta Prieta, Mexico, 700 miles south of the United States border. He was a spear fisherman and was hunting prey about 60 feet beneath the water's surface at the time of his disappearance.

Seo never resurfaced. His diving companions found his speargun floating in the water. It had been fired. They followed the spear cord to a coral cave about 60 feet down, but there was no sign of Seo. He has never been heard from again.

Seo was employed as a mortgage banker in Norwalk, California at the time of his disappearance, and Los Angeles County, California police are investigating his case. He was married in 2004 and has two daughters. He is presumed to have drowned.

Investigating Agency

  • Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department 323-890-5500

Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated August 4, 2018; clothing/jewelry description updated.