This week for the Missing Person Wednesday feature, I am highlighting the missing person’s case of Perry Cohen. Perry is classified as an endangered missing person. He has been missing since July 24th, 2015, and was last seen in Jupiter Inlet, Florida.
Perry was born on January 30th, 2001, and was 14 years old when he went missing. He is described as a white male, 5’2”, 90 lbs, brown hair, and brown eyes.
Perry was last seen the morning of July 24th, when he had left his friend Austin’s house to go fishing. The boy has texted their parents at 11 am and bought more than $100 worth of fuel from a marina in Jupiter, Florida at 1:30 pm. They had been using Snapchat in the afternoon and the last message read, “we’re fucked.” Within a few hours of them leaving the Jupiter marina, they were hit by a storm that winds up to 40 mph. They never returned home, and their parents reported them missing by 5 pm. The coast guard began searching for the boys. On July 26th, the boat was found by air 65 miles off the coast, it was not recovered immediately. When a team arrived at that location to recover the boat it was not there. The boat was not recovered until March 2017 off the coast of Bermuda. Austin’s iPhone and fishing gear were on the boat but other items like a white yeti cooler and life jackets were missing. Authorities were unable to recover any data from the iPhone, due to damage from long exposure to the elements. The boys have never been found and are presumed lost at sea.
If you have any information on Perry or his disappearance, please contact Sergeant James Pike of the Tequesta Police Department by phone at (561) 768-0500. Please make sure to reference case number FL0503100.
- Doe Network: https://www.doenetwork.org/cases/5108dmfl.html
- Charley Project: https://charleyproject.org/case/perry-j-cohen
- NamUs: https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/29625
- NCMEC: https://www.missingkids.org/poster/NCMC/1252076/1/screen
Tomorrow for the Writing Thursday feature, I am presenting an original scene. Next week for the Missing Person Wednesday feature, I am highlighting the missing person’s case of Tarasha Benjamin. Until then keep sleuthing the cases; Nerd out!
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