Paul Thomas Murray left home to help move a sailboat on June 16.
The 48-year-old never came back.
More than two weeks later, Monroe County sheriff’s detectives are still looking for the Marathon resident.
On June 16, Murray, who lives on a boat in Boot Key Harbor in Marathon, told his family he was going to help move a sailboat from Robbie’s Marina on Stock Island to Boot Key Harbor.
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The sailboat, named Hornet, was found grounded on some rocks a short distance from the marina without anyone on board.
Murray’s father told a friend of Murray’s that Murray, the boat’s owner, Donny Vanaria, and a man known as “Red” planned to move the boat together. Red reportedly told Murray’s father he saw the boat aground when he woke up the next day at 4 a.m.
Vanaria later returned on a dingy and asked Red to take care of his dog because he had to leave town.
Since then, no one has heard from Murray, and his phone, credit and debit cards have not been used.
Anyone with any information about Murray is asked to contact the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office at 305-289-2410.