Real Name: Red Dixson, Caleb Dixson, Russell Dixson, Jason Dixson, Mike Goergan
Nicknames: Rusty (Russell Dixson)
Location: Crescent City, California
Date: August 1986
Date of Birth: Unrevealed
Marital Status: Unrevealed
Details: Red Dixson was the captain of a shrimp boat called the Liebling, which set sail from Crescent City, California in August 1986. Dixson was accompanied by his three sons Russell, Jason, and Caleb, and first mate Mike Goergan. They left port and never returned. Speculation is that they might have been run over by a larger boat in the fog, but there was no surface evidence to support such a theory.
Along the route of the Liebling, another shrimp boat captain (who personally knew Red Dixson) found its net snagged on a large object around 700 feet below the ocean's surface. He later pulled a small shrimp net to the surface, which was identified as having come from the Liebling. Although no trace of the Liebling or her occupants was found and no underwater search was ever launched, some presume that the Liebling sunk and that all aboard perished.
Extra Notes: This case originally ran on the January 18, 1989 episode.