Joel Anthony Ariza
Ariza, approximate photo date 2009
Missing since: 10/30/2009
Type of missing case: Lost/Injured Missing
Date of Birth: 04/14/1985 (35)
Age at time of disappearance: 24 years old
Height / Weight: 5'11, 192 pounds
Other characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes.
Details at time of disappearance: Ariza was last seen in Chester, Pennsylvania on October 30, 2009. He and a new friend launched Ariza's new boat onto the Delaware River under the Commodore Barry Bridge at approximately 2:00 a.m. About five minutes later, the engine stalled and the boat capsized. Ariza's friend jumped off to swim to shore, and Ariza stayed with the boat. He wasn't wearing a life jacket.
Several hours later, Ariza's boat was found submerged about seven miles downriver at Delaware Fox Point State Park in Wilmington, Delaware. There was no sign of Ariza and an extensive search turned up no sign of him. He is presumed to have drowned.
Other case information
Agency in charge: Chester Police Department
Other information: NamUs
The Delaware County Daily Times
Joel Ariza (1985 - 2009)
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Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated March 1, 2011