DiLorenzo, approximately 1996
Date reported missing : 02/10/1996
Missing location (approx) :
Santa Cruz County, California
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 01/09/1950 (71)
Age at the time of disappearance: 46 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7, 165 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A burgundy flannel shirt and a gold necklace.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. DiLorenzo may have a mustache. His right pinky finger has been amputated at its first joint.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : DiLorenzo was aboard a twenty-foot blue and white Sunbird boat in the Pacific Ocean near Santa Cruz County, California on February 10, 1996. He was with four friends near Greyhound Rock when a series of large waves flipped their boat over, throwing all the passengers into the sea four miles south of Ano Nuevo Island.
DiLorenzo wasn't wearing a life jacket and couldn't swim, and surfers who assisted with the rescue efforts saw him slip beneath the water. All the passengers were rescued except for him. Authorities believe he drowned.
In 1997, DiLorenzo's wife filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the captain of the boat, seeking unspecified damAge at the time of disappearance: s, alleging he was negligent for not making DiLorenzo wear a life jacket.
Other information and links : ncy
Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
The Contra Costa Times
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The Santa Cruz Sentinel
October 12, 2004. March 14, 2019; Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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