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Case File 502DMHI

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Vucurevich, circa 1984.

Milan Vucurevich Jr.
Missing since June 3, 1984 from Kauai, Kauai County, Hawaii.
Classification: Endangered Missing


Vital Statistics


Circumstances of Disappearance
Vucurevich went sailing with two friends, Mary Houston and Jim Chouinard, in Hanalei Bay off of the Hawaiian island of Kauai on June 3, 1984. The group was traveling in an 18-foot catamaran, which was described as "unsinkable" by its manufacturer. They were scheduled to return to shore in a few hours, but the three friends never arrived on Kauai and have not been seen again. Vucurevichs boat has never been located despite an extensive search at the time of their disappearances.
Vucurevich is a former United States Marine, a former lifeguard and an expert boatman. Houston and Chouinard are described as being excellent swimmers. Vucurevich's father, Colonel Milan Vucurevich Sr., is retired from the United States Army and has spent years attempting to find out what happened to his son and his friends in 1984. The United States Navy was conducting military tests off of Kauai on the day of Vucurevich Jr.'s boat ride. The Navy was firing missiles at white styrofoam targets that were approximately the same size and shape as the group's catamaran. Vucurevich Sr. has said that the Navy did not allow search teams to enter an area near the last known location of his son's boat in Hanalei Bay. He believes that the Navy mistakenly fired a missile at Vucurevich's catamaran and killed the persons on board. The Navy has denied any involvement in the disappearances. Vucurevich Sr. has written numerous politicians and presidents requesting assistance with information related to his son's case.
The Navy did accidentally launch a missile at a freighter near Kauai in 1988, four years after Vucurevich and his friends disappeared. The impact killed one person aboard the boat. Vucurevich's case remains unsolved. He was a resident of Los Angeles, California in 1984.


Investigators
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Kauai Police Department
808-241-6739

NCIC Number: N/A
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
KCBS-2
David H. Hackworth


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