Alonzo Lee Kent IV
Kent, approximately 2011; Kent's boat
Date reported missing : 08/26/2011
Missing location (approx) :
Gulf Breeze, Florida
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 08/27/1970 (50)
Age at the time of disappearance: 40 years old
Height / Weight : 5'9, 180 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Kent's hair was shaved at the time of his disappearance. He goes by his middle name, Lee, and some Age at the time of disappearance: ncies give his first name as "Alonza."
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Kent was last seen in Gulf Breeze, Florida on August 26, 2011. He took his 36-foot Boston Whaler boat, the Monkey Bar II, out on a fishing trip out alone in the Gulf of Mexico and never returned. On the morning of August 28, his family reported him missing.
A photo of Kent's boat is posted with this case summary. Several days after his disappearance, his boat was found drifting unoccupied off the shore of the town of Chuburna on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. The boat's keys were in the console, there were no indications of foul play and no sign of Kent.
Kent's family believes he was lost at sea and held a memorial service for him after his disappearance. He is married, a graduate of Auburn University and worked as a salesman at the time of his disappearance.
Other information and links : ncy
Marin County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
The Press Democrat
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