Police Locate US Navy SEAL Veteran

John Surmont, 45, is a veteran of SEAL Team 3 and a father of three

San Diego police have located an 18-year veteran U.S. Navy SEAL first reported missing several weeks ago. 

John Surmont, 45, a veteran of SEAL Team 3 and a father of three, was last seen Chollas Lake Park on Aug. 27. On Aug. 31, he contacted his ex-wife and said he was in a "rough place" in Los Angeles. 

Officers found his car in La Jolla on Sunday, September 3.

On Thursday, a citizen contacted the police department's Missing Persons Unit to report they knew the whereabouts of Surmont. 

The person told police they were with him in Los Angeles during the time period he was reported missing. 

SDPD's Missing Persons Unit confirmed the information. Police have since located Surmont. 

Contact Us