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Yerex, circa 1987

Missing Since 05/27/1987

Missing From Palm Beach County, Florida

Classification Lost/Injured Missing

Sex Male

Race White

Date of Birth Used 10/19/1930 (90)

Age 56 years old

Height and Weight 5'10, 170 pounds

Clothing/Jewelry Description A white short-sleeved shirt, gray pants, black shoes and a watch.

Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Gray hair, blue eyes. Yerex wears eyeglasses for reading.

He flew a nine-passenger Cessna 402 out of Palm Beach International Airport at 8:05 a.m. the day of his disappearance. He planned to pick up tourists at Marsh Harbor on Abaco Island, then make the fifty-minute return flight.

Yerex's last transmission said he was near a weather balloon over Grand Bahama Island. He was supposed to arrive at Marsh Harbor at 8:50 a.m., but never did. The Coast Guard began searching for him twenty-five minutes later. An extensive search of the ocean turned up no sign of him or the plane, however.

Yerex is a very experienced and capable pilot who had been flying for 35 years by 1987. He has eight children. His disappearance remains unsolved.
Investigating Agency / Department

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office 561-688-3000

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