Wayne Jason Ausa
Wayne, approximately 2016; Grisham Duran
Date and time person was reported missing : 04/16/2016
Missing location (approx) :
San Francisco, California
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 08/19/1999 (21)
Age at the time of disappearance: 16 years old
Height / Weight : 5'2 - 5'5, 110 - 135 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Gray cloth shorts.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Asian male. Black hair, brown eyes. Wayne had a mustache at the time of his disappearance. He is of Filipino descent.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Wayne was last seen in San Francisco, California on April 16, 2016. He, his classmate 16-year-old Grisham Duran, and three other friends linked arms and walked into the surf at Ocean Beach at approximately 4:00 p.m.
The boys quickly got into trouble in the strong current and began to struggle. Their three friends were able to make it out, but Wayne and Grisham were swept out to sea. A photo of Grisham is posted with this case summary.
At the time of their disappearances, Wayne and Grisham were juniors at Vallejo High School, which is divided into five specialized academies offering different areas of study. Wayne and Jason were in the school's Engineering Academy, and also sang in the school choir. Their bodies may have been swept as far as fifteen miles offshore. They are presumed deceased.
Other information and links : ncy
National Park Service
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
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