Arthur Stanley Carver III
Carver, approximately 1983
Date reported missing : 12/06/1983
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 07/18/1962 (59)
Age at the time of disappearance: 21 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 200 - 225 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A plaid flannel or cowboy-type shirt, blue jeans and brown cowboy boots or brown boat shoes.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Black hair, hazel eyes. Carver's nickname is Tim. He had a mustache and a light beard at the time of his disappearance, and he has a hairy chest.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Carver was last seen in Miami, Florida at noon on December 6, 1983. He and a friend, Kevin Wadsworth, left Dinner Key Marina en route for Bimini in the Bahamas, for the purposes of marijuana trafficking.
The men were sailing in a 21-foot Enterprise boat with a white hull, a blue bottom, a 235-horsepower Evinrude motor, and the number FL6072DR. They have never been heard from again. Few details are available in their cases.
Photographs and vital statistics for Wadsworth are unavailable.
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Lee County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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