Stacy Lee Sabal

Above: Sabal, circa 1988


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 4, 1988 from Los Angeles, California
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date Of Birth: August 10, 1962
  • Age: 25 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8, 135 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Biracial (Asian/Hispanic) male. Black hair, brown eyes. Sabal has a mustache. He has a scar on his left knee and a has a tattoo on his shoulder of the word "Hawaii." He is of Filipino and Puerto Rican descent.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Sabal was last seen on a trip in the Big Sur area of northern California on August 4, 1988. He was accompanied by his employer, Vito Russo; Russo's son, Jason; and a co-worker, Stephen LaSpino. The men were aboard a commercial fishing vessel named The Missing Bell. The United States Coast Guard employed an extensive search of the Big Sur area after the group was reported missing on August 7, three days after they departed from port. The boat was never located and none of the passengers have been seen again.

    Vito, Jason, LaSpino and Sabal are considered to be missing under suspicious circumstances. Their cases are unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Los Angeles Police Department


    Source Information
    Los Angeles Police Department
    California Attorney General's Office


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