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Subject: Missing Person: Nathan Wilder Bishop
Date: 2023-11-26
From: Lieutenant Krag Campbell
Case or Incident: #2023-11250059

*** Updated 11/27/2023 at 12:45 p.m. ***

On 11/27/2023, at about 11:53 a.m., staff from the Riverview Senior Living facility reported finding Nathan Bishop in the attic of the building. Bishop is alive and currently with his family.


On 11/25/2023, at about 6:24 p.m., 58-year-old Juneau resident, Nathan Wilder Bishop, was reported missing from his residence on Clinton Drive, at the Riverview Senior Living facility. Bishop was last seen at about 5:00 p.m., that same day. It was reported that Bishop is physically able, but suffers from Parkinson's and dementia. Bishop may also become tired after some time, and sit or lie down in areas, rather than seek help. Bishop is described as a white male, about 6 feet tall and weighing approximately 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a brown t-shirt and grey joggers. Bishop also wears glasses and was believed not to be wearing a coat at the time he went missing. A photo of Bishop can be found on the JPD Facebook Page.

On the night of the 25th, first responders, SEADOGS, and volunteers conducted a search of the surrounding areas where Bishop went missing. A Silver Alert was activated through the State of Alaska Silver Alert System.

Search efforts are continuing today. SEADOGS and Juneau Mountain Rescue are checking areas with trained search dogs. Alaska State Troopers have set up a mobile command center in the parking lot of the Riverside Senior Living Facility.

Volunteers wanting to assist with the ground search are being asked to check in, and out at the mobile command center on Clinton Drive; That way volunteers can be accounted for.

Volunteers wanting to assist the search by staying mobile in vehicles, and checking roadways, don't need to check in at the command center.

Other ways people can help. If you live in the area where Bishop went missing, such as the 1-2 mile radius around Clinton Drive, please check surveillance cameras from the night of the 25th, after 5 p.m., that might have recorded someone matching Bishop's description. Additionally, homeowners can check the areas around their property to make sure Bishop did not seek shelter from the rain and colder temperatures.

Anyone with information about Bishop should contact the Juneau Police Department on our business line at (907) 586-0600.

All factual allegations contained in this release are based upon preliminary investigation and are subject to change or clarification as the investigation continues. Any charges reported in this release are merely accusations and all persons named in this release are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.