North American Missing Persons Network
Eduardo Gaspar Masoller

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Above Images: Masoller, circa 2005

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 31, 2005 from Ocean City, Worcester County, Maryland
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 52
  • Height: 5'5"
  • Weight: 160 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White/Hispanic. Originally from Uruguay.
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Mustache. Surgical scar on left knee.
  • Clothing: Blue Jeans, grey sweatshirt with writing on the front.
    White sneakers with unknown dark emblem.
  • Case Number: 2005000249
  • NCIC Number: M-324680543
  • DNA: Yes

  • Details of Disappearance
    Masoller, a roofing and siding contractor from Springfield, Virginia, was last seen January 31, 2005. He and two co-workers had left Fairfax County, VA for Ocean City, MD in a van and truck loaded with construction equipment. The men were working construction jobs at a beach resort. At 10 p.m., witnesses saw Masoller and one of his co-workers having sandwiches and beers at the Bull on the Beach restaurant. Masoller was never seen again. His family reported him missing on February 3, 2005 after he failed to contact them for several days which was very uncharacteristic of him.

    Police found a significant amount of blood in Masoller's condominium, where the men were staying, as well as a large knife on the floor, but no sign of him or his van. DNA analysis later revealed the blood belonged to Masoller.
    The evidence strongly suggests Eduardo's body was wrapped in bedding and moved by the suspects from the scene and dumped somewhere within a 30-mile radius Ocean City. Numerous searches have been made but police have not been able to locate the body.

    Investigators believe Masoller's companions, Jose Hernandez and Jose Romero murdered him, then stole his tools and pawned them for money. Following a trail of credit card slips forged with Masoller's signature, investigators arrested Jose Hernandez after Masoller's van was discovered parked in front of his Columbus, Ohio, home. A receipt from a Virginia pawnshop where some of Masoller's tools had been pawned was found inside the van. He was convicted of theft and sentenced to five years in prison for stealing Masoller's van and some of his tools, but has not been charged with the murder. He has been unwilling to cooperate with police.
    Romero, aka Beto, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador, remains at large and is wanted by the Ocean City police department.

    Masoller was declared deceased on June 16, 2005

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Ocean City Police Department
    Detective Brett Case
    (410) 723-6604

    Source Information
    The Charley Project
    The Maryland Coast Dispatch
    Times Community Newspapers
    WBOC 16
    Daily Times