Tommy Joe Jones

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Above Images: Jones, circa 2008

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 3, 2008 from Morro Bay, California
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: August 10, 1953
  • Age: 54 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'2, 210 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Most accounts refer to Jones by his middle name, Joe.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Jones was last seen in Morro Bay, California on April 3, 2008. He left the harbor in his 30-foot boat, the Wild Thing, at 7:00 a.m. to pick up crab pots 20 miles off the coast. The trip was expected to take about four hours. He never retrieved the crab pots, never returned home and has never been heard from again. A few days after he went missing, the Coast Guard found his boat about 200 miles off the California coast, far from where Jones was headed on the day of his disappearance. The boat had run out of fuel and was adrift. There were lines over the side. Jones was not on board and an extensive search of the ocean turned up no sign of him.

    Jones is an experienced fisherman. Although he is presumed lost at sea, some agencies list him as missing under suspicious circumstances. He has never been located.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Morro Bay Police Department
    805-772-6225

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    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    The San Luis Obispo Tribune
    KABC 7
    KNBC Los Angeles
    KSBY 6

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated October 3, 2008; casefile added.

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