John Calvin Ogle
Ogle, approximately 1994
Date reported missing : 05/16/1994
Missing location (approx) :
Santa Cruz, California
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 11/17/1928 (92)
Age at the time of disappearance: 65 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 165 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Ogle was last seen fishing offshore from the municipal wharf in Santa Cruz, California on May 16, 1994. Conditions for fishing that day were poor: the water was choppy with waves three to four feet in height, and the wind exceeded 20 miles per hour.
Ogle has never been heard from again. Two boaters found his rented boat, a 12-foot yellow rowboat with an outboard motor, floating in Monterey Bay a mile and a half offshore. Searchers also found his life jacket and fishing tackle. Ogle is presumed to have drowned.
Other information and links : ncy
Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
The San Jose Mercury News
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The Santa Cruz Sentinel
October 12, 2004. March 14, 2019; Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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