John Anthony Perez

Perez, circa 1998; Boat similar to the missing men's

  • Missing Since 01/13/1998
  • Missing From Miami, Florida
  • Classification Lost/Injured Missing
  • Sex Male
  • Race Hispanic
  • Date of Birth 11/27/1959 (64)
  • Age 38 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'7, 170 pounds
  • Associated Vehicle(s) Blue and white 25-foot 1986 Offshore open fishing boat
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Hispanic male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Perez has two marks on his right cheek under his eye, a mark under his left eye and marks under each nipple on his chest. He may wear contact lenses, and he wears the clothing size L or XL.

Details of Disappearance

Perez was last seen in Miami, Florida on January 13, 1998. He and a friend, Raul Diaz, went off on a fishing trip to the Bahamas. The pair were traveling in a blue and white 25-foot 1986 Offshore open fishing boat; a photo of a similar boat is posted with this case summary. Two other friends accompanied them in a separate boat.

There were rough seas that day, and Perez and Diaz's friends in the separate boat lost sight of them and their vessel. Diaz and Perez have ever been heard from again. Few details are available in their cases.

Investigating Agency

  • Miami-Dade Police Department 305-418-7200

Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated July 6, 2023; picture added, details of disappearance updated.