Anthony Juan Turner
Anthony, approximately 1993
Date reported missing : 08/31/1993
Missing location (approx) :
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 15 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 150 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Purple shorts and a blue tie-dyed t-shirt with holes cut in it.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Anthony's nickname is Tony.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : 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.
Other information and links : ncy
Virginia Beach Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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