Earl Atkinson

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Above: Atkinson, circa 1970

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 29, 1970 from Avalon, California
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: February 28, 1920
  • Age: 50 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8, 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A gray t-shirt and suntan pants.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Atkinson was last seen in Avalon, California on July 29, 1970, when he took his small boat offshore from the Pleasure Pier. The boat was supposed to be repaired the following day. Atkinson has never been heard from again and is presumed lost at sea. His boat was found drifting, unoccupied, one and a half miles north of Avalon Bay.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
    323-890-5500

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    California Attorney General's Office

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 2, 2011; date of birth added.

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