Anthony Juan Turner

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Above: Anthony, circa 1993

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 31, 1993 from Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Age: 15 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'10, 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Anthony's nickname is Tony.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Purple shorts and a blue tie-dyed t-shirt with holes cut in it.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Anthony was last seen surfing off the coast of Virginia Beach, Virginia at approximately 10:45 a.m. on August 31, 1993. Two companions saw him off the beach in the 600 block of south Atlantic Drive before he vanished. When his friends realized he was missing, they ran to a nearby lighthouse for help. The resulting two-hour search uncovered no sign of Anthony; he has never been heard from again.

    Hurricane Emily had hit the area where Anthony was surfing and the ocean was very rough. His disappearance prompted authorities to close the city's beaches until conditions improved. Anthony lived in the 300 block of Woodbough Drive at the time that he vanished. He is presumed lost at sea, although his body was never found.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Virginia Beach Police Department
    757-385-4023

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    The Virginian-Pilot

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 2, 2011; casefile added.

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