Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Michael was last seen approximately 73 miles from John's Pass, Madiera Beach, in the Gulf of Mexico. Michael Costello was the Captain of a commercial fishing vessel called "GulfCoaster." He and another man identified as John Molina were due back in on Sunday, 02/27/2005. On Monday 02/28/2005, family members and the owner of the vessel initiated a report to the United States Coast Guard of the missing boaters. A search was comenced over the next several days. On Wednesday, 03/02/05, debris from the missing vessel was located. The top of the cabin and the deceased body of John Molina were found. The search was eventually terminated with Costello still not found.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Cold Case Unit
Detective Michael Bailey
Pinellas County Sheriff's Office