Joong Pyo Lee Sr.

Above: Lee, circa 2006


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 12, 2006 from Carmel, California
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: June 26, 1957
  • Age: 48 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'6, 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Asian male. Black hair, brown eyes. Lee has acne. He has a scar on his abdomen.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black jacket, a navy jacket with the word "Daewon" written on it, and black Dockers cargo pants.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Lee was last seen fishing at the shore near Garrapata State Beach, seven miles south of Carmel, California, on March 12, 2006. A wave swept him and a companion, Hyun Choon Chung, into the water. Friends tried to pull the men to safety but were unable to reach them. Chung's remains were later pulled from the water nearby, but Lee has never been heard from again. He is presumed to have drowned.

    Lee resided in Santa Clara, California at the time of his disappearance.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Monterey Sheriff's Department


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    The Monterey County Herald


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 13, 2006; casefile added.

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