Daniel Lee Cho

Above: Cho, circa 2004


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 14, 2004 from San Diego, California
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date Of Birth: August 7, 1985
  • Age: 18 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'5, 130 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Asian male. Black hair, brown eyes. Cho is of Korean descent.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Brown pants.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Cho was last seen at La Jolla Shores on the Pacific Ocean in San Diego, California, at 2:30 a.m. on April 14, 2004. He was wading along the shoreline with two female companions when a riptide caught him and pulled him out into the deep water. His friends tried to rescue him, but they were unable to help. Cho, who cannot swim, is presumed to have drowned.

    Cho was a freshman in Sixth College at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) at the time of his disappearance. His body has never been recovered, so he continues to be classified as a missing person.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    San Diego Police Department


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    North County Times
    The Los Angeles Times
    The University of California, San Diego Guardian


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 24, 2010; details of disappearance updated.

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