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Darrin Frank Bunker
Darrin Frank Bunker

MISSING since October 3, 2007 from Dana Point, California

Police Case #08-010577

Classification:
Endangered Missing
Hair Color:
Brown
Age Missing:
42
Eye Color:
Blue
Gender:
Male
Height:
6'0" - 6'3"
Race:
Caucasian
Weight:
190 lbs.
Date of Birth:
January 7, 1966

Identifying Characteristics:
Bunker is a heavy smoker.
Clothing/Jewelry:
He was last seen wearing a gray Polo shirt and blue jeans.
Circumstances of Disappearance:
Unknown. Bunker was last seen leaving Dana Point Harbor, California in his 30-foot sailboat, the Bug Trap, at 9:45 a.m. on October 3, 2007.  He said he was going to sail to the San Diego, California area, 60 miles away.  On January 6, 2008, three months after Bunker's disappearance, his boat was found floating in 9,000 feet of water, 19 miles off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii.  There was no one on board, the mast was broken and there was fire damage to the inside cabin, which was in disarray, but there was no indication that anyone had been injured.  A rope was dangling off the boat into the sea.  The rope had crabs on it, an indication that it had been in the water for a long time.  Food, cigarettes, a duffle bag packed with DVDs, and Bunker's laptop were found on the boat.  Fire officials believe the fire on the boat started accidentally.  Authorities do not believe foul play was involved in Bunker's disappearance.  His family describes him as a loner who was involved in computer programming.  Authorities believe that Bunker had an accident at sea.  He was not an experienced sailor.  His remains have not been recovered.
Investigating Agency/Contact:

Orange County Sheriff's Department:  1-714-647-7055

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