Shinho Steve Seo

Above: Seo, circa 2004


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 1, 2004 from Punta Prieta, Mexico
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: September 25, 1969
  • Age: 34 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'0, 200 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Asian male. Black hair, brown eyes. Seo may go by his middle name, Steve. He is a native of South Korea.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black wetsuit.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Seo was last seen scuba-diving in the Sea of Cortez off the coast of Punta Prieta, Mexico, 700 miles south of the United States border. He was a spear fisherman and was hunting prey about 60 feet beneath the water's surface at the time of his disappearance. Seo never resurfaced. His diving companions found his speargun floating in the water. It had been fired. They followed the spear cord to a coral cave about 60 feet down, but there was no sign of Seo. He has never been heard from again.

    Seo was employed as a mortgage banker in Norwalk, California at the time of his disappearance, and Los Angeles County, California police are investigating his case. He was married in 2004 and has two daughters. He is presumed to have drowned.


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


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    The Cyber Diver News Network


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 24, 2008; casefile added.

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