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John Edward Zimmerman II

Missing Person Case September 2021

Zimmerman, approximately 2005

Date reported missing : 04/09/2005

Missing location (approx) :
Freeport, Texas
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
Ethnicity :

DOB : 08/18/1953 (67)
Age at the time of disappearance: 51 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 160 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A white button-up shirt, a blue jacket and blue jeans.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Zimmerman had a mustache at the time of his disappearance. He is missing several teeth.

Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Zimmerman was last seen on April 9, 2005 in Freeport, Texas. He and two other men, Austin Childs and David Keller, went on a fishing trip on the Gulf of Mexico in Zimmerman's 28-foot pleasure craft.
They took a yellow Labrador Retriever dog, several 160-quart ice chests with white snap-on cushions, an orange life ring, a blue and red raft, and three standard-sized orange life jackets on their boat. The men were expected to return the following day, but they did not and they have never been heard from again.
The men's boat was later found capsized in the ocean. It had a hairline crack in the bottom and officials believe the boat accidentally ran into something, possibly a log. A seat cushion and three life jackets were floating nearby. There was no sign of the men at the scene, and an extensive search turned up no tEthnicity : of them.
Austin, Keller and Zimmerman are presumed lost at sea. All three are from Houston, Texas.

Other information and links : ncy

Texas Department of Public Safety
Gulf Coast Recovery Center

September 2021 updates and sources

Texas Department of Public Safety
Texas EquuSearch
The Houston Coast Guard
KHOU 11 News
KTRK TV Houston

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