Arend J. Van Der Hoven

Above: Van Der Hoven, circa 2012


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 8, 2012 from Marathon, Florida
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: April 29, 1962
  • Age: 50 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'6, 150 - 180 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Graying dark brown hair, brown eyes. Van Der Hoven's nickname is Arnie.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A green shirt, dark green cargo pants and sandals.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Van Der Hoven was last seen in Marathon, Florida on July 8, 2012. He left the Blackfin Marina at 8:00 a.m., driving his 21-foot center console boat. He was supposed to return by 2:00 p.m., but never did and has never been heard from again. When Van Der Hoven didn't arrive back at the marina as scheduled, a search was launched. A Coast Guard aircraft found his boat stranded about a mile sout of Duck Key, Florida. There was no sign of Van Der Hoven at the scene and an extensive search of the ocean turned up no sign of him. He lived in Sarasota, Florida at the time of his disappearance. He is presumed lost at sea.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Monroe County Sheriff's Office


    Source Information
    Florida Department of Law Enforcement
    United States Coast Guard News


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 204.

    Last updated July 9, 2013; casefile added.

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