Make-a-List Monday: Presumed accidental drownings

This is a list of people who are presumed to have been victims of an accidental (that is, non-homicidal, non-suicidal) drowning.

  1. Breiton Scott Ackerman
  2. William Mark Adair
  3. Jason Scott Adkins
  4. Timothy Allen Adkins
  5. Robert Scott Agathluk
  6. Edward Ryan Makua Hanai Aikau
  7. Joel Allen Amundson
  8. William Anderson
  9. John C. Anstess
  10. Joel Anthony Ariza
  11. Jefferson Brian Arms
  12. Andrew James Armstrong Jr.
  13. Daniel Jay Arroyo
  14. Earl Atkinson
  15. Shawn Farzad Attaie
  16. Mark Lindsey Bachelder
  17. Bobby Linwood Barbers
  18. Eric Joseph Barbree
  19. Thomas Basgier
  20. Lillie Ioni Beden
  21. Brooke Leonard Bennett
  22. Anthony R. Biernes
  23. Jason Edward Bjaranson
  24. Michael Black
  25. Avery Bryant Blakeley
  26. William Ward Bleakley
  27. John F. Bolden
  28. Shari Renae Booth
  29. Samuel Wheaton Bower
  30. Laurence Kailanii Brannum
  31. Carl Brennick
  32. Gary Shawn Bryant
  33. John Arthur Butler
  34. Nicholas Howard Buttle
  35. Theodore Gerard Cabugos II
  36. Robert Bernard Canuelle
  37. Antreas Chester Cantrell
  38. Alfred Guy Cardell
  39. Percy Ray Carson
  40. Michael Charles Causley
  41. Rogelio Realme Cerda
  42. Kawika David Benjamin Chetron
  43. Austin Jay Childs
  44. Jin F. Chin
  45. Daniel Lee Cho
  46. John S. Claypool
  47. Christopher Michael Colyer
  48. Jack Leon Cooper
  49. Victor Marquis Cooper
  50. Michael Timothy Costello
  51. James Donald Crockett
  52. Walter E. Culp Jr.
  53. Nicole B. Cuomo
  54. Dennis Allen Cyncor-McMillan
  55. Mitchell Leslie Darlington
  56. Lynn Sherwood Deibert
  57. Lorree Lee Dennis
  58. Raul Marrero Diaz
  59. Christopher D. Dickinson
  60. Charles L. Dillon
  61. Germano Dilorenzo
  62. Rowan Grey Makana Fehring Dingwall
  63. Long Manh Duong
  64. Benjamin Alan Eder
  65. Neil Alan Eddleman
  66. Neil Wayne Eddleman
  67. Michael David Ewing
  68. Stanley Roscoe Fadden
  69. William Farrer
  70. Joshua Price Feebeck
  71. David Dalton Field
  72. Daria Finn
  73. Alexandra Marie Flores
  74. William Henry Forshee Jr.
  75. William Henry Forshee Sr.
  76. Ian Dennis Foster
  77. Joseph Osell Frazier
  78. Bernhard Fricke
  79. Austin Dominique Fuda
  80. Matthew Kirby Gale Jr.
  81. Edward Joseph Garlinghouse Jr.
  82. Juan Gravado
  83. Katie Michelle Gray
  84. Hannah Griffith
  85. Joseph Michael Gutierrez
  86. Muna Mahamud Haji
  87. Jared Hamrick
  88. Caleigh Anne Harrison
  89. Jason Roy Henderson
  90. Remigio Herrera Hernandez
  91. Nathan Richard Hiatt
  92. Silvestre Reyes Hidalgo
  93. William Harry Hollingsworth
  94. Vladimir Horak
  95. Craig L. Hoskie
  96. Patrick Lynn Hume
  97. Keith D. Humenik
  98. Eugene Harold Hyatt
  99. Jeffrey Stewart Christian Immel
  100. Pavel Ivanov
  101. Kyle David Jansen
  102. Michael Davis Jeffreys
  103. Bobby Jones
  104. Tommy Joe Jones
  105. James Joseph Kane III
  106. David Scott Keller
  107. Alonzo Lee Kent IV
  108. Richard Antoine Keppi
  109. Sofia Khan
  110. Myung Ki Kim
  111. Prateep Korsapati
  112. Gregory James Kulijan
  113. Kumiko Kurimoto
  114. Ka Ming Kwan
  115. Heath Jens Laetari
  116. Aaron Guy Lamson
  117. Troy Le
  118. Joong Pyo Lee Sr.
  119. Ivy Marie Leinen
  120. Frank C. Leone
  121. Romina J. Leone
  122. David Eugene Lewis
  123. Anthony Hyatt Lobdel
  124. Christopher John MacQuarrie
  125. Robert Jason MacRae
  126. David William Madott
  127. Courtney Marcher
  128. Noel Annette Marcotte
  129. Barbara Martin
  130. Barbara Jean Martin
  131. Kenneth R. Martin
  132. Joseph Marusak
  133. Alexander Robert Masters
  134. George F. Mateo
  135. Ashley Nicole Martin Mauldin
  136. Benjamin W. McDaniel
  137. Robert Donald McKinney
  138. Eugene T. McCommon
  139. James Willard McNeely
  140. Richard Kirk Meyers
  141. Elisa Ann Micallef
  142. Greg Mickey
  143. Daniel Gregory Miller
  144. Robert Charlton Miller
  145. Judd Miller
  146. Brandon Mouton
  147. Kent Lionel Munro
  148. Robert Nakashima Sr.
  149. Frank Charles Neill
  150. Bach Van Nguyen
  151. Benson Van Nguyen
  152. Timothy Wendell Noonan Jr.
  153. Mark Julian Oldbury Jr.
  154. Ronald Michael Osborne
  155. Franklin Jay Osgood Jr.
  156. Christopher James Panchyshyn
  157. Kirk Passmore
  158. Michael Pearcy
  159. David Raul Pennisi
  160. John Anthony Perez
  161. Jose Perez-Miranda
  162. Charles Jacob Persho
  163. Duy Quang Phan
  164. Richard Andrew Rader II
  165. Robert Richard Remmer
  166. James Anthony Reynolds
  167. Rachel Ann Rhodes
  168. Thomas Andrew Richmond
  169. Todd Ripplinger
  170. Carla Roberson
  171. Modesto Robles Jr.
  172. Beth Ellen Rogers
  173. Carl Wayne Rotstein
  174. Charles Rutherford Jr.
  175. Luke Adam Sanburg
  176. Efren Ramirez Sandoval
  177. Angel Manuel Santiago
  178. James Wayne Sellars
  179. Sinho Steve Seo
  180. Roderick A. Shade
  181. Omar Kahlil Shearer
  182. Randy R. Sitter
  183. Tatyana Smirnov
  184. Corey Domanic Smith
  185. Darren Christopher Smith
  186. Austin Sparks
  187. Jewel Mahavia Strong
  188. Mary Jean Sylvestre
  189. Dominic Daniel Thomas
  190. Jeremy Michael Thomas
  191. Gary Lee Thompson
  192. Joel G. Thompson Jr.
  193. Wilburn Leeroy Thompson
  194. Hieu Tan Truc
  195. Anthony Juan Turner
  196. Kami Luella Vollendroff
  197. Arthur James Warren Jr.
  198. Erik Whaley
  199. Mark Andrew Wilborne
  200. Charles D. Wilson
  201. Scott Allen Wright
  202. Michael Zapletal
  203. John Edward Zimmerman II
  204. Mitchell David Zimny

24 thoughts on “Make-a-List Monday: Presumed accidental drownings

  1. Bela January 26, 2015 / 3:58 am

    Seeing Eddie Aikau’s name on this list reminded me of something. He has a children’s clothing line that carries his name. Last week as I was going through a bag of hand-me-downs given to my son I noticed a couple of t-shirts with a small tag on the sleeve bearing Eddie’s name. Anyway, just found that interesting.

    • Meaghan January 26, 2015 / 4:07 am

      I hope his family is getting royalties for that.

  2. michael January 26, 2015 / 4:10 am

    Speaking of Dana Hull and Harry Atchison, and I know this is pretty far down in the weeds, but there is some debate as to what concert they went to that night. Some say Foreigner, others says Journey.

    Interestingly, in the years following their disappearance, both groups would go on to have 2 of the longest reigning #2 hits on the Billboard charts, with Foreigner spending an agonizing 10 weeks in the runner-up position in 1981 with “Waiting For A Girl Like You” (most of that spent behind Olivia Newton-John’s “Physical”) and Journey spending 6 weeks at #2 the following year with “Open Arms”, two of the premiere ballads of the early 80’s.

    And speaking of ONJ, there certainly has been a lot of weird stuff happen to her over the years, from her disappearing boyfriend to finding a dead body on her lawn to the guy who claimed her voice prompted him to kill the husband of a woman he was obsessed with. The look on the woman’s face was one I’ll never forget: a combination of shock, horror and disgust.

    AHEM! Anyways, back to Dana Hull. It’s pretty sad she decided to get in the car at the last second, since she probably would still be alive if she hadn’t, And possibly Atchinson might still be alive. I’m uncertain as to whether their car crash had to do with them having an argument or because he was barefoot or a combination of the two.

  3. Justin January 26, 2015 / 5:56 am

    Lorree Lee Dennis is interesting. She went missing in Las Vegas in a flood. I wonder where her body could have ended up?

    • Meaghan January 26, 2015 / 9:08 am

      Holy wow. I thought they’d never identify her.

      • HennyLee January 26, 2015 / 12:00 pm

        I know! Unbelievable. She can Finally rest in peace. Now we just have to wait and see if “Grateful Doe” will be a positive ID for the newly listed Missing Person “Jason Callahan”

  4. meanmaryjean January 26, 2015 / 2:08 pm

    That’s a LOT of people! I’ve mentioned this before- but I think a fair number of ‘vanished with vehicle/ low-risk lifestyle/ poof- they’re just gone’ cases are water related. My cousin Lenny might be among them except for a woman letting her dogs out late at night heard his car hit the water. He got lost coming home from a business conference, drove down a boat ramp he mistook for a road and drowned. His car was so far out in the reservoir- it would likely have never been found. And he was REALLY lost and would not have been looked for in that part of the state at ALL.

    • Meaghan January 26, 2015 / 2:16 pm

      Yeah, I tend to agree. If a person disappears with their car and there’s no evidence of foul play but no evidence they left on their own, I tend to think it, and they, are in a lake/pond/river/whatever, or perhaps a canyon or deep in the woods, depending on the terrain.

    • Bill Baraby January 27, 2015 / 10:27 am

      I enjoyed reading this list Meaghan. A few of these cases that have stuck out with me over the years are – The Gary Lisk boat that ended up on the other side of Florida two weeks later and Bobby Jones, who’s care was found in the Colorado River but they can’t remove it (body never found).

      I told my wife that if we ever won the lotto I would retire again and buy some of the the new hi tech equipment and spend my days searching lakes/ponds/canals to help some of these families find their loved ones and get closure.

      I have followed the Caledonia & grateful doe cases for years, I’m glad that her’s is finally solved and hope that they can confirm Jason soon. It was an exciting month in both cases.

  5. Kat January 26, 2015 / 5:46 pm

    Ya know, when I was little, er, younger, and went to the beach I was always scared of sharks, Now it is all the other schtuff in the ocean, dead people among them. That is one heck of a long list. And YAY to the ID on the Jane Doe. Didn’t someone on here a few weeks or months ago mention that name as a possible ID? The photo looks a lot like her, but I’m so curious as to the circumstances. 13? That far from home? Family? Ah well, one thing at a time.

    • Bill Baraby January 27, 2015 / 10:31 am

      From what I read, Tammy’s father managed a truck stop in Florida and she had run away numerous times before hitching rides with truck drivers. Apparently, the friend that finally reported her missing 35 years later had run away with Tammy to California shortly before she went missing forever. When Tammy called home trying to get a return ticket to florida, Tammy’s mother said “leave her there”. The other girls mother ended up sending 2 return tickets. Apparently Tammy split again after returning.

      • Kat January 27, 2015 / 1:10 pm

        Ah, ok, I did not see any of this info that has been posted, so thanks so much to everyone. BUT I still think with so much info when she was unidentified, that someone at some point should have figured it out. It would take about ten seconds if you were really looking. Like Sharon Marshall case. I guess I’m being a judgmental witch.

    • Bill Baraby January 27, 2015 / 3:21 pm

      You are correct. Although it took all these years, as soon as she was officially reported as missing, she was identified almost imediately. In this case you can look at her post mortem pic and compare to her missing person’s photo and Bam, no brainer. There are probably hundreds of kids out there that have not been reported missing.
      Now with Grateful Doe, he was never reported missing as well but after so much attention someone finally came forward and said, hey I think i know this guy. Then once he was officially reported as missing, the peices all started to fall into place. Assuming that he is Jason.
      Had Sharon Marshall (Suzanne Marie Sevakis) been reported as missing, then her identity most likely would have been matched years ago.
      I try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt, but I agree with you. If her mother would have took just a few hours searching, she probably would have stumbled onto her daughter. Just my thoughts.

      • Bill Baraby January 27, 2015 / 3:24 pm

        One more thought. If I had a family member or friend that was missing, you could rest assure there would be numerous clear photos and details posted here on Charley about the missing person.

      • Kat January 27, 2015 / 5:42 pm

        Agreed, agreed, I just tend to look awful because, really, look at all of us, and the tons of others who dedicate their time, effort and theories to someone who should have been id’ed DECADES ago. Years at least. I get mad, cause there are other cases to focus on.

      • Lauren January 28, 2015 / 12:41 am

        I totally agree with you both (Bill and Kat). As a mom, I cannot even imagine having one of my children disappear and not even report them missing. I honestly just don’t get it. It seems like with some of these cases, strangers on the internet (who don’t even know their loved one) have put a lot more time and effort into looking for their son or daughter then they have and that’s just sad.

  6. Marosa January 27, 2015 / 12:37 am

    I think Tammy Jo Alexander was 16. I read an article that said she was a habitual runaway.

  7. Marosa January 27, 2015 / 12:41 am

    I also read an article awhile back that said her father worked at or managed a truck stop and she was comfortable with truckers. It told a story of a time before she went missing that she and a friend ran away to California and they had hitched rides with truckers.

  8. Lauren January 30, 2015 / 11:55 pm

    It does strike me that in terms of possible mechanism of death, this gender on this list is predominately male.

    • Lauren January 31, 2015 / 4:56 am

      I hadn’t noticed that. This list is mostly male! Wonder why that is? Nice name by the way 🙂

  9. Peter Henderson Jr. February 1, 2015 / 9:10 am

    Hi Meaghan,

    Add to your list John and Cordelia Sheehan-McMinn, both 26, missing since 8:00 am on May 12, 1976 from Hanalei, Hawaii

    The interesting thing is that their boat, a Trimaran called the “The Drum” was spotted intact of the coast of Washington in June and July of ’76

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