Franklin Jay Osgood Sr.
Osgood, approximately 1988
Date reported missing : 04/30/1988
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 07/13/1939 (82)
Age at the time of disappearance: 48 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8, 165 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Osgood may have a mustache. He has a tattoo of a black panther on his upper right arm and he wears an upper denture plate. Osgood's nickname is Bud.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Osgood was last seen boating on the Pacific Ocean between the California mainland and Catalina Island on April 30, 1988. He was on the Sea Lust, a 51-foot sailboat, and was on the rigging when he was knocked into the water by high winds at 4:00 p.m.
Osgood was not wearing a life jacket at the time. The other people on the boat threw him a dinghy to hold onto and attempted to pull him back on board three times. By the fourth attempt, Osgood had vanished. An extensive search by the United States Coast Guard failed to produce any evidence as to his whereabouts.
Osgood was born in California but raised in Washington State. He was a resident of Canoga Park, California in 1988. He is a former professional jazz drummer and an Air Force veteran, and at the time of his disappearance he owned and operated a construction company out of his home. Osgood is described as an accomplished sailor; he owned two boats in 1988. He is presumed to have drowned at sea.
Other information and links : ncy
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
The Daily News Of Los Angeles
The Doe Network
October 12, 2004. January 31, 2007; Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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