Tommy Joe Jones was born on August 10, 1953. He was reported missing to the Morro Bay Police Department on April 4, 2008 after he failed to return from a trip out to sea.
Jones was a self-employed fisherman who often went out to sea alone.
The Coast Guard found Jones' boat in the water approximately 200 miles west of Morro Bay, but he was nowhere to be found. It was presumed that Jones fell overboard and drowned.
On November 16, 2009, Jones' daughter received a Court Order Delayed Registration of Death certificate for him.
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