DiLorenzo, approximate photo date 1996
Missing since: 02/10/1996
Santa Cruz County, California
Type of missing case: Lost/Injured Missing
Date of Birth: 01/09/1950 (70)
Age at time of disappearance: 46 years old
Height / Weight: 5'7, 165 pounds
Description, clothing, tattoos, other identifying markings: A burgundy flannel shirt and a gold necklace.
Other characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. DiLorenzo may have a mustache. His right pinky finger has been amputated at its first joint.
Details at time of disappearance: DiLorenzo was aboard a twenty-foot blue and white Sunbird boat in the Pacific Ocean near Santa Cruz County, California on February 10, 1996. He was with four friends near Greyhound Rock when a series of large waves flipped their boat over, throwing all the passengers into the sea four miles south of Ano Nuevo Island.
DiLorenzo wasn't wearing a life jacket and couldn't swim, and surfers who assisted with the rescue efforts saw him slip beneath the water. All the passengers were rescued except for him. Authorities believe he drowned.
In 1997, DiLorenzo's wife filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the captain of the boat, seeking unspecified damages, alleging he was negligent for not making DiLorenzo wear a life jacket.
Other case information
Agency in charge: Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office
Other information: California Attorney General's Office
The Contra Costa Times
The Santa Cruz Sentinel
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Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated March 14, 2019 details of disappearance updated.