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5111DMDE - Phillip Wesley Sheridan


Name: Phillip Wesley Sheridan
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: August 17, 1973
Location Last Seen: Millsboro, Sussex County, Delaware

Physical Description

Date of Birth: circa 1944
Age: 30 years old
Race: White
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 190 lbs.
Hair Color: Black/short/cropped
Eye Color: Brown
Nickname/Alias: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: He has a 4" scar on the right side of his face and a 1" scar over his left eyebrow.


Dentals: Available
Fingerprints: Available
DNA: Not Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Shorts with orange and blue stripes, white tee-shirt with name "Rehoboth".
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Blue tennis shoes.

Circumstances of Disappearance

Phillip went ocean fishing in 16' outboard boat and never returned. His wife contacted the USCG at 07:30 a.m. on 8-18-1973. The USCG later found the boat floating 1.5 miles off Bethany Beach, Delaware. The engine cover was found to be removed from the engine, suggesting mechanical failure. Sheridan's wallet and glasses were on board the boat.

The incident was reported to Delaware State Police on October 1, 1973.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Delaware State Police
Agency Contact Person: Detective Jon King
Agency Phone Number: 302.856.5850
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 07-3724-7

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 8788

Information Source(s)


Admin Notes

Added: 4/24/2017; Last Updated: 4/24/2017

Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team

** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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