Sometime in June, someone sailed Wayne Ball's boat to the Naples City Dock and tied up the 30-foot catamaran. Since then, no one's come back for the $50,000 boat named Latitudes — and no one has seen its 57-year-old owner.
After about a week, harbormaster Roger Jacobsen and Naples police began looking for Ball. Investigators hit dead end after dead end: disconnected phone numbers, false addresses, overflowing mailboxes.
Six weeks later, they still don't know where he is.
"Join the club," said James Ewing, who hasn't heard from his stepson in three or four years.