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  1. #1
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    May 2012

    RI - William Hokanson, 44, & William Hokanson Jr, 19, 25 Mar 1990 - Lost at sea

    Lost in the Waves: The search for missing mariners
    By Capt. W. Russell Webster
    Posted Nov. 23, 2014 @ 2:01 am
    It was a necessary message to receive, but dreadful all the same.
    In early August 2014, the Rhode Island Medical Examiner’s office reached out to Ellen (Hokanson) Ouellette through Facebook to ask for family DNA that could help identify her missing son, Billy. It was the third time that the ME’s office had contacted Ouellette to assist with an identification of human remains since her son, Billy, 19, and ex-husband “Hokey” Hokanson, 44, Billy’s father, had gone missing in a terrible sea tragedy off Martha’s Vineyard March 25, 1990.
    According to Ouellette, “Every morning for the past 24 years I never knew if it would be the day I got another call saying they had found my son's remains … and possibly another disappointment. When I didn't get a call, all I would say was maybe ‘tomorrow.'" When asked about the latest inquiry from the ME’s office, Ouellette remarked, "I can't do this again, what am I going to do, it was just as hard to absorb (this time) as it was the other two times. Will he finally be coming home?"
    much more at link.
    Hokey and Billy Hokanson

    This article is written by the author of The Sol E Mar Tragedy Off Martha's Vineyard, (Disaster) published this year and available in ebook or paperback.
    Both men have no photo NamUs listings.
    William "Hokey" Hokanson, Sr. - https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/25525
    William "Billy" Hokanson, Jr. - https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/25526

  2. #2
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    May 2012
    Both NamUs listings have had photos added.

    William "Billy" Hokanson, Jr. - https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/25526

    William "Hokey" Hokanson, Sr. - https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/25525

    They've been gone 25 years today.

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