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Missing Frank L. Doherty Jr.
Doherty, circa 1987
Missing Since 12/20/1987
Brevard County, Florida
Classification Lost/Injured Missing
Date of Birth Used 03/03/1943 (78)
Age 44 years old
Height and Weight 5'8, 150 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Doherty's nickname is Skip. He has scars on his fingers, leg, head, left eyebrow and left wrist.
The boat never returned to shore. The body of the captain was found about twelve miles off Daytona Beach, Florida on December 26. James Meulemans's body washed ashore in January. His son and Doherty were never located and neither was any sign of the boat, in spite of an extensive search.
Authorities aren't sure how the boat apparently ran into trouble, as DeGoes was an experienced captain who frequently led fishing trips, and water conditions were not bad on the day they all went missing. The boat had a radio, but never sent out any distress signals. Both Jamie and Doherty are presumed lost at sea.
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