David Scott Keller

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Above: Keller, circa 2005

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 9, 2005 from Freeport, Texas
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: May 15, 1964
  • Age: 39 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'11, 195 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Keller was last seen on April 9, 2005 in Freeport, Texas. He and two other men, Austin Childs and John Zimmerman, went on a fishing trip on the Gulf of Mexico in Zimmerman's 28-foot pleasure craft. They took a yellow Laborador Retriever dog, several 160-quart ice chests with white snap-on cushions, an orange life ring, a blue and red raft, and three standard-sized orange life jackets on their boat. The men were expected to return the following day, but they did not and they have never been heard from again.

    The men's boat was later found capsized in the ocean. It had a hairline crack in the bottom and officials believe the boat accidentally ran into something, possibly a log. A seat cushion and three life jackets were floating nearby. There was no sign of the men at the scene, and an extensive search turned up no trace of them.

    Austin, Keller and Zimmerman are presumed lost at sea. All three are from Houston, Texas.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    800-346-3243

    OR
    Gulf Coast Recovery Center
    281-229-9172

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    Source Information
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    Texas EquuSearch Mounted Search and Recovery Team
    The Houston Coast Guard
    KHOU 11 News
    KTRK TV Houston

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated October 10, 2005; casefile added.

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