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Reginald Butler

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  • Last updated: March 27, 2023
  • Portsmouth, NH
  • November 21, 1996

Overview of Reginald Butler

Reginald, a retired naval architect, was last seen approximately 30 days prior to his disappearance in his hometown of Portsmouth. Reginald designed his own 38-foot sailboat, Frolic, and set sail alone to Florida for the winter to complete work on his boat. He left Dover Point in mid-October on the boat's first voyage.

On November 27, 1996, the Coast Guard discovered the Frolic wrecked on a South Carolina jetty. The boat's dinghy was missing, but it's speculated it may have been lost during a storm. After an intensive search involving helicopters and divers, the Coast Guard suspended its search for Reginald.


  1. Date Missing:November 21, 1996
  2. Birthday:September 26, 1928
  3. Current Age:95
  4. Age at Incident:68
  5. NAMUS Number:MP89812
  6. Race:White / Caucasian
  7. Gender:Male
  8. Height:5' 8" - 5' 10"
  9. Weight:170 lbs
  10. Hair Color:Gray or Partially Gray
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