Michael Timothy Costello
North American Missing Persons Network
Michael Timothy Costello

Above Images: Costello, circa 2005

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 27, 2005 from Gulf of Mexico, Florida
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: October 29, 1975
  • Age: 30
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Tattoo, upper right arm
  • Case Number: 05-174028

  • 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.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Cold Case Unit
    Detective Michael Bailey
    (727) 582-5808

    Source Information
    Pinellas County Sheriff's Office