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Case File 3381DMFL


John S. Claypool
Missing since January 12, 1998 from Lake Worth, Palm Beach County, Florida
Classification: Missing

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Circumstances of Disappearance
John Claypool, a West Palm Beach police Detective, was last seen on January 12, 1998 in Lake Worth, FL.

He disappeared while trying to surface from a 245-foot dive, on a sunken barge 2 miles off the Port of Palm Beach, during which he apparently lost control of his buoyancy and began to struggle. Two companions tried to help him, while a fourth diver made it to the top and alerted dive boat.

Also missing at that time is New York City investment banker Mike Elkins, 36.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

Agency Case Number: 98-20233

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