Mom of teen fisherman wants boat examined

Posted at 7:06 AM, May 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-17 07:06:47-04

PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. (AP) - The mother of a missing teen fisherman says the recovered boat her son took to sea should be examined as a possible crime scene.

Pamela Cohen issued a letter Monday asking the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conversation Commission to examine the 19-foot vessel to see whether there is evidence that a crime led to the disappearance of her son, Perry Cohen, and his friend, Austin Stephanos.

The commission investigates accidents and crimes on Florida water. It declined comment.

The boat arrived onboard a cargo ship Sunday at Port Everglades near Fort Lauderdale. It is scheduled to be unloaded Monday night.

The boat was recovered in March by a Norwegian ship off Bermuda.

The 14-year-old friends disappeared in July during a storm off the Florida coast.

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