Scott Allen Wright
Wright, approximately 2008
Date reported missing : 11/27/2008
Missing location (approx) :
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 08/18/1967 (53)
Age at the time of disappearance: 41 years old
Height / Weight : 6'0, 190 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown eyes. Wright has tattoos on his chest, both arms and both hands.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Wright was last seen in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho at 10:40 a.m. on November 27, 2008. He was fishing with two other men on Lake Pend Oreille when their boat caught fire and they were forced to jump into the water, which was approximately 38 degrees at the time. Wright didn't have a life jacket.
The other passengers were were rescued, but Wright disappeared and the boat sank into the water at a depth of 500 to 700 feet. He is presumed to have perished.
Other information and links : ncy
Kootenai County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
Idaho Bureau of Criminal Investigation
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