The Doe Network:
Case File 3578DMFL


Charles L. Dillon
Missing since January 16, 1994 from Gulf of Mexico, Pinellas County, Florida
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: October 5, 1945
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 48 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'8"; 170 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Black hair; blue eyes.
  • Medical: Had triple bypass heart surgery.
  • Fingerprints: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Charles Dillon was on the 26-foot, "Double O" fishing boat in the Gulf of Mexico with three other subjects, two of which were found deceased. Arthur Sassone is still missing and presumed drowned.
The five men were missing since leaving the Tarpon Springs area on a grouper fishing trip. A cooler and life jackets were found in the same area about 25 miles west of Anclote Key, where the five had planned to fish.
Dillon was a Yellow Cab employee at the time.

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

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Cold Case Unit
Detective Michael Bailey

Agency Case Number: 94-17072

Source Information:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
St. Petersburg Times
NamUs #10484

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