Michael Timothy Costello

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Above: Costello, circa 2005

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 27, 2005 from Madeira Beach, Florida
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: October 29, 1975
  • Age: 29 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'2, 180 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Costello has a tattoo on his right upper arm.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Costello was the captain of a commercial fishing vessel, the GulfCoaster, in 2005. He was last seen on February 27, 2005. He was with another man, John Molina, on the GulfCoaster in the Gulf of Mexico, 73 miles away from John's Pass, Madeira Beach, Florida. Costello has never been heard from again.

    The United States Coast Guard began searching for the men and boat on February 28, the day after they were last seen. On March 2, debris from the GulfCoaster were located floating in the ocean, as was Molina's body. Costello was never located, however. He is believed to have died in a mishap at sea.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
    727-582-6200

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    Source Information
    Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
    Florida Department of Law Enforcement

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated October 10, 2007; casefile added.

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