Shaun Robert Eckert
Shaun, approximately 2005
Date reported missing : 04/14/2005
Missing location (approx) :
Indian River County, Florida
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 04/29/1964 (57)
Age at the time of disappearance: 40 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 165 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Blond hair, blue eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Shaun and his brothers, Michael Eckert and Jay Alva Eckert, went on a fishing trip ten to fifteen miles off the coast of Indian River County, Florida on April 14, 2005. They were five to seven miles southeast of Sebastian Inlet when, that evening, their 22-foot fishing boat took on water and sank. Michael used his cellular phone to call 911 at 6:00 p.m., but the phone's battery died before he could give his location.
At 8:30 a.m. the next day, Michael was found alive and adrift off North Hutchinson Island, and a tourist took him to shore. He said after the boat sank, he found a life jacket in the water and held onto it, and Shaun and Jay clung to a cooler. There was no sign of either of Michael's brothers and they were never located.
The Eckert brothers are presumed lost at sea. Photos of Jay are unavailable. His DOB : is April 28, 1958, making him 46 years old at the time of his disappearance. He's described as Caucasian, 6'0 tall and 185 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes.
Other information and links : ncy
Indian River County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Find a Grave
The Palm Beach Post
October 12, 2004. June 20, 2019; .
Interactive Missing Person Search Map