Craig L. Hoskie
Hoskie, approximately 2008
Date reported missing : 04/12/2008
Missing location (approx) :
Pensacola Beach, Florida
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 12/16/1985 (35)
Age at the time of disappearance: 22 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7, 145 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Boxer shorts and white socks.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Native American male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Hoskie is of Navajo Indian descent and speaks English and Navajo.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Hoskie was last seen at the beach behind Days Inn in Pensacola Beach, Florida at 12:30 a.m. on April 12, 2008. He and his friends had arrived in Pensacola Beach at 6:00 p.m. the previous day. They checked into the hotel and drank beer all evening.
Late that evening, Hoskie and his friends decided to go swimming. One of his friends said he left after an hour and last saw Hoskie sitting in a lounge chair on the beach. His friend was extremely intoxicated and Hoskie was also drunk, but less so.
His friend returned two hours later and found Hoskie's wallet, shoes and most of his clothes on the beach, but no sign of Hoskie himself. He has never been heard from again. He wasn't reported missing until 3:30 p.m. on April 13. An extensive search of the ocean turned up no sign of him.
Hoskie was a student at Pensacola's Naval Air Technical Training Center at the time of his disappearance. He'd been there since January and was in training to become an aviation support equipment technician. He is originally from Fort Defiance, Arizona and graduated from Window Rock High School, a Navajo school, in 2004.
He is presumed to have drowned, but his body has never been recovered.
Other information and links : ncy
Escambia County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
The Albuquerque Journal
Craig Hoskie's Bebo pageheader
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October 12, 2004. January 26, 2011; Description, clothing, jewerly and more : added, Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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