Judd Miller

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Above: Miller, circa 1975

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 1, 1975 from Tenants Harbor, Maine
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Age: 21 years old
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Blond hair.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Miller was last seen floating in his lobster boat in the ocean off Tenants Harbor, Maine on May 1, 1975. He was accompanied by his friend and business partner, Michael Pearcy, at the time. Miller had just purchased the boat and was on his way home from Stockton Springs, Maine. He and Pearcy have never been heard from again.

    The next day, Miller's boat was found anchored in the bay, empty. The hatch cover was off, leading to speculation that the vessel became overheated, and the plywood skiff was missing. The skiff was found floating upside down near Belfast, Maine a day after the boat was found. There was no sign of Pearcy or Miller.

    Investigators believe both men drowned. They speculate that one fell over and the other went in to save him, or that they both got into the skiff and tried to go back to shore, but got into trouble in the water. The water was only 40 degrees Fahrenheit on the day Miller and Pearcy disappeared, but the weather and the ocean conditions were ideal for sailing. The United States Coast Guard investigated and issued a report saying the two men were presumed lost at sea.

    Miller's family, however, believes he may have survived. They think he may have suffered a head injury, developed amnesia, and forgotten his identity. There have been reported sightings of Miller since his disappearance, which would support the amnesia theory, but none of the sightings have been confirmed.

    Pearcy and Miller's cases remained unsolved and they are still presumed drowned.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Knox County Sheriff's Office
    207-594-0429

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    Source Information
    The Doe Network
    Around Maine

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 10, 2005.

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