Missing Since
: August 4, 1988 from Los Angeles, California
: Lost/Injured Missing
Date Of Birth
: November 24, 1974
: 13 years old
Height and Weight
: 5'0, 140 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes.

Details of Disappearance

Jason was last seen on a trip in the Big Sur area of northern California on August 4, 1988. He was accompanied by his father, Vito Russo, and his father's two employees, Stacy Sabal and Stephen LaSpino. The men were aboard a commercial fishing vessel named The Missing Bell. The United States Coast Guard employed an extensive search of the Big Sur area (sometimes spelled "Big Spur") after the group was reported missing on August 7, three days after they departed from port. The boat was never located and none of the passengers have been seen again.

Vito, Jason, LaSpino and Sabal are considered to be missing under suspicious circumstances. Their cases are unsolved.

Investigating Agency
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Los Angeles Police Department

Charley Project